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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Johan Camilo Camilo Johan Camilo Vargas Parra

Country: Colombia/Cajicá/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 Luis 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 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 Brayan 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 Joaquin 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 Sharon 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 Mahiler Mirco

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 Eduard Manuel

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 Sergio Paulo Morales Falcon

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 May Ghel

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 Jefferson Ezequiel

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


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Gladys Carolina Gladys Carolina Goñi Vega

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 26   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Nursery/Green house / Biodiversity / Coffee and Cacao

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I really into in sustainable agriculture specially in innovation processes carry on abroad, understand how small farmers can develop strong trade and management of their products. Because, when I return to my home country, I like to develop projects around biocomerce for farmers who want more support and effort to achieve the commerce of their crops or products derived from them.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in June 2023


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Gabriela Gabriela Los Ríos Farfán

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 35   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Farm education – Community / Seed producers

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I want to learn everything about the process of producing ecologic vegetables and fruits, since the sprout of a seed, until the seed production. Also I want to learn about plague control, harvesting and ecologic/organic fertilization.

If is possible, I want to learn also about how to manage, plan and design a small farm, so then I can apply all this knowledge in my family farm

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in January 2023


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Edith Ninoska Edith Ninoska Clemente Monago

Country: Peru/HUANCAYO   Age: 26   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Coffee and Cacao / Vegetables / Nursery/Green house

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I would like to know more about chain values in diferent context that my country, to learn new market strategies, production methods of food, anallize of markets and preferences in USA and how to apply in the productive process in Peru.


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Ruben Ruben Pfocco Pfuro

Country: Peru/cusco   Age: 36   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Field Crops / Cattle/beef production

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

learn to operate agricultural machinery tractor and others


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Liz Talía Liz Talia Huamali Cornelio

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 27   Gender: Female

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

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am looking for a place where I can propose innovative ideas and where I can also learn about the management system that is given to crops. Since my objectives are to implement proposals (with an agroecological approach) for improvement for the management of the value chain of different crops, thus increasing quality and production in a sustainable way.


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Rocio Fernandez Gavino

Country: Peru/Lurigancho   Age: 26   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Farm education – Youth / Nursery/Green house / Berries

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Learn and contribute knowledge about organic agriculture.

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Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Eager to learn more about organics/agronomics


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Wilmer Manuel Wilmer Manuel More Farfán

Country: Peru/PIURA   Age: 31   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Seed production / Coffee and Cacao

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I want to train in agroecology and sustainable agriculture, in various crops including orchards or greenhouses. I also want to share about Peruvian customs and culture.


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Rubila Raquel Rubila Raquel Clemente Monago

Country: Peru/Huancayo   Age: 29   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Seed production / Vegetables / Field Crops

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am hope to learn and put into practice the Knowledge that I received at the university about agroecology, I would like to work in seed saving,for it is great global impact that it has to conserve seeds that are fundamental for the preservation of a plant species and also ensures the feeding of new generations. If we work more it and innovate ti could be our global dispensation.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Innovation – scale up small projects.