Monday, January 26, 2015

ECUADOR- Modern history of Hacienda Zuleta

Galo Plaza Lasso showcased his technologies at Hacienda Zuleta, using Holstein cows, systematic seed selection and tractors, making it his flagship. He  was a bullfighter, diplomat and ex- president of Ecuador. In the 1950's he gave up almost half his 250,000 acres by giving all his workers land to build a house and farm as well as each got a cow. Land Reform law did not come until 1964, when the law stated that all hacienda owners had to give land to each worker. Galo was way ahead of his time!

We drove for 45 minutes and saw great farmland that was once part of Hacienda Zuleta! 

Even the mountains were part of the hacienda property:

Cobblestoned roads:

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