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Compost is another technique Don Manuel Vicente Restrepo is using to improve the agricultural and environmental quality of his land. Don Manuel Vicente Restrepo is a farmer in El Rincon, upstream from La Unión. His land includes several headwaters that supply the El Rincon valley and La Unión below. Through reciprocal agreements with water utilities and users in La Unión, Manuel receives incentives in the form of planning and infrastructure to more sustainably mange his land, including planning crop and grazing rotations, conservation easements near water courses, assistance with converting to agroforestry, and basic infrastructure such as fencing and building materials to make it all possible. Manuel has gone from subsistence farming to being a leader in his community, employing neighbors in and teaching neighbors about the projects he is implimenting. From an assignment with Rare (www.rare.org) documenting the context for and impacts of Mónica Andrea Rivera Suárez's Pride Campaign for promoting Reciprocal Water Agreements (ARAs or Acuerdos Recipricos por Agua in Spanish) in the El Rincon microwatershed above La Unión in Valle Del Cauca, Colombia.