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Harvesting Agriculture

Community center for water harvesting and agriculture

The province of Formosa in northern Argentina is one of the most bio-diverse regions of Latin America. While forests are abundant in resources, its people live immersed in scarcity, among other reasons, due to the advance of the agro-industrial frontier.

Harvesting Agriculture aims to build a center for water harvesting and agricultural production based on a system for retaining water during periods of summer rainfall for later agricultural use during the dry season in the winter.

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Strengthening local agriculture
 
“Sustainability? Using appropriate technology” – Damian Fernandez
 
Acknowledgement prize for outstanding public infrastructure
 
“Restoring the balance for rural communities” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for North America
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Project Details
Location
Matacos, Argentina
Authors
Joaquin Trillo
MAIN AUTHOR
Joaquin Trillo
Red Comunidades Rurales, Argentina
Damian Ariel Fernandez
MAIN AUTHOR
Damian Ariel Fernandez
Red Comunidades Rurales, Argentina
Vicky Gonzalez
FURTHER AUTHORS
Vicky Gonzalez
Manos de Hermanos, Argentina
Prizes
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Latin America
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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Latin America
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“Sustainability? Using appropriate technology” – Damian Ariel Fernandez
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Damian Fernandez of Red Comunidades Rurales sees the main challenge of the project was to become acquainted with and …