On this world food safety day, get to know more about this collective effort in Nicaragua, which has united actors who do not generally work together in the country to conserve a lake. A big endeavour by itself, but one that might also improve the safety of the production of the country's main vegetables for consumption.
Bismarck Gutiérrez is a 30-year-old farmer from the community of El Mojón in Jinotega. His farm, located high in the mountains surrounding Lake Apanás, can only be accessed by four-wheel-drive vehicles.
"This lake used to have a good water inflow. I remember my dad saying, 'it's filling up with water up to the top' and it really was water. Now it fills up, but not with water, but with a lot of mud and dirt," regrets Bismarck, who can see the artificial lake from his farm.