This is the Manifesto of Bolivia’s Gastronomic Integration Movement (MIGA) in which the representatives of different sectors recognize the talent of our people and the exceptional natural and cultural richness of our land as expressed by our cuisines. In consequence, the time has come for us to re-appreciate and project our food’s potential so that it may become a reason for national unity and pride, a reflection of the country’s diversity and an engine for its development.
This Manifesto includes the following precepts:
1. To be inclusive and become a source and symbol of pride and
unification among Bolivians.
To highlight the diversity of native and local products and cultural
and production practices, and to promote sustainability by linking them to
3. To combine the search for great taste with the importance of human
health and the environment.
To re-appreciate regional gastronomic knowledge, part of traditional
culture, and safeguard it as national cultural heritage.
5. To have Bolivia’s Gastronomy be a reflection of the diversity of our
products based on their ecological strata, harvesting seasons and preparation
modes particular to our country.
6. To propose cooking styles based on originary and local techniques
and ingredients while also taking into consideration global trends.
To generate a culture of gastronomic quality by educating students,
producers, cooks, merchants, authoritiesand consumers.
To promote gastronomic research, documentation and dissemination.
To promote a fraternal, trustworthy and cooperative relationship
among all actors part of the gastronomic chain.
To recognize, strengthen and include gastronomic and productive
11. To have Bolivia’s Gastronomic Integration Movement become an engine
for positive social and economic change through the advocacy of public policy
proposals, the generation of new jobs, the just distribution of resources and