Simón I. Patiño Foundation

Pairumani Model Farm

Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Pairumani Model Farm

Casilla 128
Tel. :+591-4-4260082
Fax :+591-4-4260082 int. 110

The Pairumani Model Farm operates on an agro-organic model based on the relationships between soil, plants, animals and humans. The farm aims to cultivate products of high organic quality, whilst respecting the environment. We also work as a reference centre for Friesian Holstein dairy cattle. Our farm provides theoretical and practical training for students undertaking their final dissertation work prior to completing their degree or higher technical qualification

Set up in 1970, the Pairumani Model Farm is located 21 kilometres north-west of Cochabamba, at an altitude of 2,600 metres. The farm extends over an area of 500 hectares, 200 of which are suitable for agriculture. The remaining land is made up of forest and a 46-hectare ecotourism park, which is open to the local population.

The Model Farm enjoys a temperate climate, allowing the development of two different farming activities:

  • We rear a Friesian Holstein dairy herd
  • We cultivate cereals (maize, oats and wheat), leguminous plants (lucerne, vetch and broad beans) and tubers (mainly potatoes)

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La Paz & El Alto

The Patiño Foundation carries out a range of cultural, educational and literary activities at its facility in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city.

In order to address the needs of the rural population that has moved to El Alto, Bolivia’s second-largest city, our Foundation has built a nutrition Centre there that helps over 220 children each year.


Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s fastest-growing city and largest economic centre. It is home to many petrochemical and agricultural companies. As the city is located in the country’s tropical lowlands, the Foundation plays a pivotal role in educating the local population and farmers to work with the area’s fragile environment. In addition, we provide a hugely-popular programme of cultural and educational activities.



The Foundation’s administrative headquarters has been situated in Geneva since 1958. All our student scholarships are administered from here, as are our wider activities across Bolivia. Throughout the year, we host a series of cultural events in Geneva, aimed at promoting youth talent in Switzerland.