Certificate In Sustainable Agriculture and Development
The Certificate in Training in Sustainable Agriculture and Development explores food system challenges that threaten the food sovereignty and ecological health of farming communities worldwide. Participants will spend 3 weeks immersed in the Sacred Valley of Peru – the “Bread Basket of the Incas” – utilizing the local context as a lens to examine how agriculture and development of food systems manifest in one place, and how this affects the development of communities. Participants will learn from local experts and farming communities that have designed innovative solutions, equipping participants with the tools to identify, analyze, and implement ecological solutions to various food system challenges. The program will also explore the role of community and various methods of community engagement that should be considered when designing a community development model. Upon completion of this program, each participant will be able to identify a food system challenge, recognize the most appropriate ecological techniques for addressing this challenge, and design a sustainable, localized solution.
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Program Dates: June 2014
Program Fee: Details for the June 2014 program will be posted closer to the date. Please check back regularly for information regarding the 2014 dates and program fees. Additional packages are available including a sustainable beekeeping course with the Sacred Valley Honeybee Sanctuary or a Biointensive Farm Apprenticeship, both at the AASD’s Demonstration Farm in Calca.
Location: Calca, Peru. Calca is a small town located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Certificate Course Hours: 90 hours of combined field and classroom learning
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