MESA STEWARD APPLICANTS

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


Steward Photo

Anuradha Udayanga Anuradha Udayanga Ranasinghe

Country: Sri Lanka   Age: 27   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Field Crops / Sustainable Supply Chain / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am seeking Organic agricultural production, certification and training.
I already engage with consulting and training on organic agriculture and certification procedures in Lanka Good Market (Guarantee) Limited.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Anuradha has been carefully screened and nominated by the Business and Vocational Information Center (BVIC), MESA’s partner representative in Sri Lanka.


Steward Photo

Seyi Bidemi Seyi Bidemi Ogundipe

Country: Nigeria   Age: 35   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Poultry/egg production / Dairy : goats / Orchard (e.g. apples, peaches, citrus) (describe below)

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My passion lies in Poultry Farming. I love livestock. And since this has been made known, I envisioned myself working in the poultry and livestock department of the farm, learning the basic of Poultry and livestock farming.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

MESA staff Skype-interviewed Seyi and find him to be an excellent candidate for a multi-species livestock and/or diversified farm assignment. Available anytime. Seeks one year placement.


Steward Photo

Bismark Bismark Barzola

Country: Ecuador   Age: 22   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Tree Fruits / Field Crops

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am interested in an organic farm where I can learn vegetable cultivation.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

This candidate has been carefully screened and nominated by a trusted MESA alum from Ecuador who writes “Bismark is a young professional graduate of the Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, he has been in charge of the family farm and knows rice and maize crops, he also has knowledge of agricultural machinery and irrigation because he works in a company where they sell machinery Agricultural and irrigation equipment.
Bismark also has experience in driving which can be used in a farm where there is agricultural machinery.He is a very hardworking and dedicated young man in the things he performs, he is always willing to learn and likes to give his best in everything he does.”


Steward Photo

Aubrey Lee Aubrey Lee Mei Li

Country: Malaysia   Age: 23   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Vegetables / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am looking for a farm that grow numerous fruit crops and vegetable. I hope to enhance my farming skill, thus I am look for a placement where I will be working outdoor. I hope to learn about plant management as well as marketing of the harvested produce, it would be great if I get to experience harvesting and selling of the crop in farmer’s market as well as for CSA.

In the past, I had the opportunity to manage a mini farm along with 10 other course mates, we planted various vegetables such as okras, spinach, spring onion, watermelon, etc. We started off from bed preparation, sowing, pest and disease management up until the crop is ready to be harvested and the harvested produce is sold to staffs and students around our campus. It was a great experience as I was exposed to real farming life. Other than that, I took fieldwork course when I was in college, I had to get up at dawn and performed different fieldwork each work like pruning oil palm frond, weeding, trimming goat’s hooves, etc.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Aubrey is a great candidate who has been screened by MESA staff.


Steward Photo

Zulay Zulay Jiménez

Country: Ecuador   Age: 28   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: / /

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I’m seeking for sustainable and organic products sales, organic farm production and marketing. I’ve worked with small farmers in my country, I get the main product from them and elaborate fine tea.


Steward Photo

Christian Miguel Christian Miguel Trujillo Robles

Country: Peru   Age: 24   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Field Crops / Vegetables / Berries

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I would like to find a vegetable farm with varieties of crops. I would like to see greens, as lettuce, chard, cilantro, and others. Fruits as tomatoes, strawberries and more, roots as beets, carrots and potatoes.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Christian has been recruited and carefully screened by a trusted MESA alum in Peru.


Steward Photo

Lander Lander Trujillo Robles

Country: Peru   Age: 29   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Field Crops / Berries

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am lookingfor a sustainable farmer host , I worked in lettuce crop , trasplanting, weeding and harvesting. I am very strong to help at the field.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Lander has been recruited and carefully screened by a trusted MESA alum in Peru.


Steward Photo

Julia Julia Mwatha

Country: Kenya   Age: 25   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Poultry/egg production / Research / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am very interested in nutrition, food preservation and processing, organic vegetable farm production… i have had some experience in nutrition and food preservation and grow bio intensive agriculture during my years of study.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Julia has been carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA’s trusted partner NGO in Kenya.


Steward Photo

Dinara Dinara Akhmetova

Country: Kazakhstan   Age: 25   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Field Crops (e.g. rice, wheat, cotton) (describe below) / Berries

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

vegetable farm production, soybean production and marketing, food technology and management. I had work on a small farm as a young specialist. We plant potato, cucumber, tomato in spring. We care for animals in summer . We had harvest in autumn. This year I worked in a technical control department of grain, especially soybean. I check soybean for impurity,oil content, humidity.


Steward Photo

Jacueline Jacueline Massawe

Country: Tanzania   Age: 33   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Poultry/egg production / Field Crops / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I prefer to be placed at small-scale diversified crops, dairy and poultry. I have experience on preparing hydroponic fodder which used for feeding chickens, cultivate varieties of grains crops and producing local manure which used in organic plants such as vegetables.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

MESA staff has screened and interviewed this candidate. She is a passionate and capable beginning farmer who already has her own farm.


Steward Photo

Alex Alex Okoro

Country: Nigeria   Age: 29 yrs   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Poultry/egg production / Coffee and Cacao

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

vegetable farm and marketing,

i distribute to my client small scare business seller in a rural area,


Steward Photo

Anita Anita Amakye

Country: Ghana   Age: 31   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Sustainable Supply Chain / Research

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

organic vegetable farm production and marketing, sustainable product sales,

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Failed visa interview. Anita has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA’s trusted Global partner NGO: REVSODEP-Ghana.


Steward Photo

Alain Christian Alain Christian DIEDHIOU

Country: Senegal   Age: 30   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Poultry/egg production / Nursery/Green house

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I want a placement in agro-ecology to promote this technique in Senegal and help some famers in their farms

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Alain has been nominated by MESA’s trusted Global Partner NGO in Senegal.


Steward Photo

Rolino Rolino Joseph

Country: Haiti   Age: 30   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Vineyard/Winery / Field Crops

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I prefer to work on small crops diversify and on breeding. I usually work on small farms and on the breeding of certain animals such as: pig, goat, beef, bee, fish (tilapia)
I love plant and animal production.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Rolino successfully completed his first year U.S. program and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2017.


Steward Photo

Almustapha Almustapha Muhammed

Country: Nigeria   Age: 38 Years   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Field Crops (e.g. rice, wheat, cotton) (describe below) / Orchard (e.g. apples, peaches, citrus) (describe below) / Cattle/beef production

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I want to be place for organic vegetable farm productio and marketing and small-scale diversified crops farming


Steward Photo

Paul Simiyu Paul Simiyu Mukhwana

Country: Kenya   Age: 38   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Research (e.g. organic vs. conventional) / Sustainable Supply Chain / Poultry/egg production

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I would like to be placed in organic crop production farm where i will have to do things practically and still where i will have to make some researches and learn IPM, marketing, selling of organic products and value addition.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Paul successfully completed MESA’s first year U.S. program in biointensive agriculture and he’s a great candidate for the Next Level Program.


Steward Photo

Francis Francis Akolbila

Country: Ghana   Age: 33   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Research (e.g. organic vs. conventional) / Vegetables / Nursey

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Small scale diversity crops and also to have a bit of advanced training on the use of Conservation agriculture implements NO-till Agriculture implements, e.g. (No-till planters, ripper and roller crimpers) to work on farms.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Francis already has his visa in hand and is ready to join MESA now. His candidacy is supported by a trusted MESA colleague and Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.


Steward Photo

David David Karanja

Country: Kenya   Age: 37   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Research / Sustainable Supply Chain

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I will prefer to be placed at a small-Scale diversified crops farm with a market outlets or farmers market or in a community supported agriculture enterprises with diversified crops production. My hands-on experience is on Compost making, Beds preparation, Weeding, harvesting and making of natural pest control preparations.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

David successfully completed MESA’s first level U.S. program in 2014 and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2017.


Steward Photo

Lino Eulalio Lino Eulalio Ramos Vargas

Country: Peru   Age: 21   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: / /

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

nuevos temas de agricultura el manejo

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

intends to return to Ke’ei Mauka


Steward Photo

Samwel Mkali Samwel Mkali Nil

Country: Tanzania   Age: 23   Gender: Male

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

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I would like to specialize in organic vegetable production and marketing,farm animals, small scale diversified crops as well as any other placement that I would seem fit. I have experience on organic vegetable production, as well as animal health and husbandry.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Sammy has been interviewed by MESA staff and has very good references. MESA feels that Sammy will be a great participant for a diversified vegetable Host.