Off Campus MIIS related event

Closed to the Public

Online Webinar with Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 444 666 151

Telephone: US: +1 669 900 6833
International numbers:…

Program Dates: January 8-26, 2018

Agriculture extension in Peru is based off a western, top down, teacher-student model that does not consider traditional methods of knowledge transfer. The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) is currently partnering with the community of Sacclio and a small group of identified community leaders to create a localized agriculture extension program that is specifically designed for small scale farmers. There is a need for this type of extension program because small scale farmers are becoming marginalized within the larger community of farmers and being forced to move away from traditional agriculture practices in order to compete and stay relevant. A localized extension program will offer trainings and resources for small scale farmers to organize, maintain traditional and environmentally friendly farming practices, provide agency and voice, and create innovative avenues to access markets. For this year’s JTerm students will join the AASD as stakeholders in this process.

Application Deadline: October 20th

Contact: Beryl Levinger or Jeff Dayton-Johnson (academic questions) | Adam Steiglitz or Aaron Ebner, AASD (Logistics),

Sponsored by:
ZZ Graduate School of International Policy and Management

Contact Organizer

Kelly Zimmerman