A people-centered participatory approach to the identification and dissemination of appropriate cover crops has enabled small indigenous farmers in Northern Potosi, Bolivia to begin doubling their potato production. The two indigenous languages spoken in the area have become an asset rather than a barrier because of farmer-to-farmer extension. In addition, the leadership training process has enhanced local initiative, pride and dignity, an essential motor of all sustainable development in areas that have no agricultural research and extension services.
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