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Fernando Pia is an Argentinian agricultural engineer who co-founded the Centro de Investigación y Enseñanza de Agricultura Sostenible (CIESA) with Mark Jordan after learning biointensive agriculture from a workshop held by Ecology Action in San Diego, CA in 1993.
- "An agricultural extensionist from Argentina, Fernando had been looking for ways to encourage small-scale sustainable agriculture in his area of Patagonia. When he returned home he started CIESA and spent the next 3 years researching the growing of crops using Biointensive. Since then, Fernando has given regular trainings in Argentina and Chile and has also trained people in Peru and Bolivia.".
Pia trained agronomists at the Unidad Académica Campesina - Carmen Pampa in Bolivia in the biointensive method.
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- ↑ History, Ecology Action, Accessed December 13, 2011.
- ↑ Jill Richardson, "Bolivia Diaries: A Biointensive Garden," La Vida Locavore, September 13, 2011, Accessed December 13, 2011.