Andean farmers are sustainable and resilient. The solution to poverty in the Andes is woven in the fabric of these communities for thousands of years. The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development is not your typical non-profit organization because we believe that these communities are more capable of eliminating their poverty than any development expert.


So the AASD connects Andean communities to the tools they need to support their own development. We implement school and family garden programs to provide nutrition and agricultural education to Feed the Future. We utilize students, faculty, and academia to support these community-led development initiatives. Dive in to find out more and join our Alliance!

Development Philosophy


Development Philosophy


• Collaboration between academia and rural communities provides opportunities for innovative solutions and deep learning

• Andean communities are a treasure chest of local knowledge and sustainable methods and livelihoods.

• Effective processes of social change are community driven and progress at a natural pace

Community Projects


Community Projects


• School and Family Greenhouses improve nutrition and economic opportunities in isolated, high altitude communities

• Community projects are designed and implemented under local leadership

• Long term relationships allow for critical evaluation and learning to drive the evolution of our development philosophy

Experiential Learning


Experiential Learning


• Communities provide case studies to explore local development processes

• Student research is used to improve the way we work with communities and support their development process

• Students think critically about their role and the role of NGOs in development, prompting them to become more responsible global citizens

School Garden Programs