MESA STEWARD APPLICANTS

Here’s our list of available Steward candidates. To see a full application, simply click on the Steward’s name.


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Eliakim Kipngetich Kipngetich Chepchosot

Country: Kenya/Eldoret   Age: 30   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Poultry/egg production / Dairy : cows

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

capacity building on bio intensive and agroecology will be good for me


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Paul Simiyu Simiyu Mukhwana

Country: Kenya/Moi’s Bridge   Age: 44   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Seed production / Farm education – Community / Livestock: other

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My objective is to gain more knowledge in seeds production, management, and even packaging and saving as well as helping small scale farmers with same knowledge, and would also like to have enough knowledge and experience in modern farm machinery in production while net working with people from different places as a way of exchanging ideas in healthy food production.


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EMERSON JAIME HUAMAN

Country: Peru/Nueve de Julio   Age: 24   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Tree Fruits / Poultry/egg production

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Work in food production and industry. It can be greenhouse crops, livestock, agroecological agriculture, yogurt industry, meat, cereals, packaging, others.


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Sandra Mercedes Mercedes Figueroa Huayllapuma

Country: Peru/Arequipa   Age: 39   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Farm education – Community / Nursery/Green house / Pest management, Crop health

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

In my previous internships I have gained experience in the production of different crops, which I have been applying in my land development project. However I still have deficiencies in the management of pests and diseases and in this internship I would like to strengthen my knowledge in this topic. I have some basic experience but I would like to delve into pest management and learn about biological controllers, organic products,etc.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Alumni of 2008, 2016


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Diana Marcelita Ponce de León

Country: Peru/LIMA   Age: 39   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Farm education – Youth / Farm education – Community / Flowers

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I have been working with youth so I am interested in being able to continue working with them and also with children. It would be very interesting to be able to share good agroecological practices and related issues with them because I feel that in this way my effort can achieve a greater impact. Additionally, I would like to be able to support project management as I would like to put into practice the knowledge acquired in the Master of International Cooperation Project Management that I am about to finish in February 2022.


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KARINA JESSICA JESSICA MARMOLEJO GUTARRA

Country: Peru/Huancayo   Age: 46   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Seed production / Nursery/Green house / Flowers

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

The experiential exchange and practical learning in Sustainable Agriculture, aims to learn about the commercial production of vegetables, commercial seed production and organic management in plots and greenhouses on production farms, in order to strengthen knowledge and replicate it. in social responsibility projects in the communities and also in the improvement of family entrepreneurship in the implementation of the organic vegetable garden.


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Erick Steward Castillo Jara

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: Yes   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Tree Fruits / Vegetables / Field Crops

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Learn how to work in terrains with different climates, such as the treatment of composts in stronger climates than in my region.


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Emelina Elvira Elvira Rafaelo Agama

Country: Peru/Aucayacu   Age: 23   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Coffee and Cacao / Nursery/Green house / Livestock: other

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

learn more about agriculture, management, care, etc. especially in a totally different environment, which makes it even more unique, expand my vocabulary in English and thereby grow professionally and as a good citizen.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in November 2023


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Johan Camilo Camilo Vargas Parra

Country: Colombia/Cajicá/Cajicá   Age: 27   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Tree Fruits / Vineyard/Winery / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My first objective is to serve and leave a pleasant memory of my work, in the place that God has for me. I want to learn from people, their culture and their experience, contribute meaningful tools in their lives, with my knowledge, and be able to contribute to fulfilling their dreams and goals. I also want to bring experience to apply them in my country, leaving with a good image the name of the program that supports me on this trip, the name of my family and the name of everything I believe and am. Improving my English skills is another objective that I want to fulfill in my passage through this great experience


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Luis Alex Alex Reategui Vargas

Country: Peru/Iquitos   Age: 33   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Coffee and Cacao / Dairy : cows

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My main objective is to learn new techniques of organic vegetable production, preparation of organic fertilizers, farm animal husbandry and management of agricultural machinery.


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Mary Cris Mayhua Galindo

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 26   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Tree Fruits / Coffee and Cacao / Farm education – Community

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My experience in composting at a domestic and semi-industrial level has allowed me to give workshops and also to experiment with other types of soil fertilisation methods. All this in order to implement in the Peruvian jungle an agroecological project for educational purposes and therefore my training objective is to learn and contribute my knowledge about organic agriculture, the application of agroecological techniques, production processes with more emphasis on fruit plants and the production of organic compost or other similar techniques for soil treatment.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in July 2023


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Silvana Alcalde Ludeña

Country: Peru/Callao   Age: 28   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Berries / Coffee and Cacao

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Interested in having a trip that helps me improve: interpersonal skills, broaden cultural panorama, and acquire technical knowledge in the following areas: production of vegetables, micro greens, edible flowers and mushrooms, and tropical crops (coffee, cocoa).
I want to work on a farm that performs agroecological practices in its agricultural production, I also hope to learn about post-harvest and sales processes; farms where I can be accompanied by other interns, regardless of their nationality, will be to my liking.


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Brayan Jhonathan Jhonathan Meza de la Cruz

Country: Peru/huancayo   Age: 26   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Livestock: other / Poultry/egg production / Vineyard/Winery

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

What I am looking for from the program is to learn new technologies not only in the field of animal production but also in agricultural production and to be able to contribute to my hosts with my knowledge in animal production

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in January 2023


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Joaquin Alejandro Alejandro Salinas Angeles

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 27   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / research on organic inputs / Berries

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I want to work in an organic production farm to learn about greenhouse management.


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Sharon Helen Helen Jurado Reyes

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 25   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Seed production / Nursery/Green house / agroecological research

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

The objectives I seek are to be able to learn more about the agriculture of this country based on technologies directed towards agroecology that allow me to expand my knowledge and at the same time be able to replicate it in my own country, in the same way I would like to experience another type of culture and exchange knowledge with all kinds of people, the position I am looking for is focused on research and the dissemination of new agroecological knowledge.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in August 2023


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Mahiler Mirco Vasquez Gonzales

Country: Peru/Huicungo   Age: 25   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Coffee and Cacao / Farm education – Community / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My goal is that wherever I arrive, I can help in the workshops on sustainable management of the soil or the environment, in issues of vegetables or agroecology, at the same time learn from their teaching and work methodologies, I have experience dealing with children, young people and adults, so it would make it easier for me to adapt to working with them if required by the host place where I arrive.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in March 2023. Advance in soil management. Interest: horticulture, poultry, pigs


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Eduard Manuel Manuel Zegarra Zabaleta

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 26   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Field Crops / Tree Fruits / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am currently in the last cycle of my profession “agronomy”. I have had the opportunity to support different households so that many people can have a bio garden at home. I have done agronomic internships at the university and on farms. My interest is to learn the management of organic agriculture especially in viticulture in the future. The placement I am looking for is to manage the agricultural service or also to supervise some agricultural area.


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Sergio Paulo Paulo Morales Falcón

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 26   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: value-added products & sales, farmer markets / Farm education – Community / Vineyard/Winery

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My objectives with this training are:
– I seek a job experience abroad to grow personally and professionally
– I would like to have an experience in any of these topics: education, value-added products & sales, farmers market or farm stands. These job experiences will serve me to improve some skill skills and qualities I want to develop
– To improve my English to 100% in a way I wouldn’t be able in my home country


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May Ghel Ghel Murillo Reyes

Country: Peru/Chimbote   Age: 23   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Tree Fruits / Vegetables / Berries

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I would like to train in organic production of fruit and vegetable crops. in order to reinforce the knowledge that I have acquired in the university.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in June 2023


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Jefferson Ezequiel Ezequiel Vílchez Olivares

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 25   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Tree Fruits / Vegetables / Berries

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I would like to train in organic production of fruit trees, vegetables and animal husbandry. to further strengthen my knowledge that I have acquired in college.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in June 2023. fruits & horticulture