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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Milagros Lidbet Milagros Lidbet Alcantara Segura

Country: Peru/Lima   Age: 29   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Seed production / Tree Fruits

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I would like to learn more about the technique of planting, harvesting and the growth process of plants, flowers or fruit trees. I love to closely observe and monitor the growth of each plant. Also, I would like to learn about crop organization and rotation. If possible, I would also like to be envolved in seed production.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Available beginning in July 2023

Eager to learn technical part, understanding of seasons, urban production of compost


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Susy Marian Marian Susy Marian Benites Chavez

Country: Peru/piura   Age: 29   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Livestock: other / Flowers

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Have a nice experience and make the most of learning according to the place assigned by the program.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Goal: education farm for women and children


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Marcia Allison Marcia Allison Suarez Huete

Country: Nicaragua/Bluefields   Age: 37   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Seed production / Field Crops / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I am currently running a community garden initiative where I teach the neighbors some agroecological practices, although I realize that the lack of technology and experience to process, transform and commercialize the production prevents us from improving our economic conditions. I consider it a learning opportunity to support the work of a farm with more experience in these areas, to add value to agricultural development and at the same time complement the necessary knowledge to undertake this agricultural process.


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Wilson Gabriel Wilson Gabriel Rodriguez Escucha

Country: Colombia/Bogotá   Age: 27   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Agricultural Reasearch / Field Crops / Vineyard/Winery

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I expect to learn about science, farm technics, green house management. I want to share with other culture and improve my english skills.


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Pedro Pedro Lucio

Country: Peru/Trujillo   Age: 52   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Coffee and Cacao / Tree Fruits / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I seek to improve my skills in the cultivation of tropical fruit trees, coffee and vegetables and exchange knowledge and apply my experience in these crops. And when I return, apply what I learned in my farm in the jungle.


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Christian Miguel Christian Miguel Soria Paredes

Country: Peru/Iquitos/Iquitos/Iquitos/Iquitos   Age: 32   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Sustainable Supply Chain / Tree Fruits

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Learn all about organic, sustainable agriculture, improve my technical and professional skills.


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Luis Emilio Luis Emilio Quezada Martínez

Country: Nicaragua/Managua/Managua/Managua   Age: 24   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Biointensive agriculture / Seed houses / Research

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I seek to reinforce what I learned from the Biointensive Agriculture Method. Train in practical gardening and theoretical activities (performance data, garden design, diet, seeds, etc.).


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Raul Torres Pérez

Country: Mexico/Ignacio Zaragoza, Jesús Marà  Age: 22   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Tree Fruits / Nursery/Green house

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My main objective is to learn about biointensive methods to be able to implement them in my place of origin. As for the location, I feel comfortable in most places, so I don’t think it represents any inconvenience where I stay.


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Timothy Maina Timothy Maina Mbuthia

Country: Kenya/Nairobi   Age: 25   Gender: Male

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

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My objectives is on learning further on how to operate and maintain a farm, how to improve and develop how i farm, to how i package the final product for commercial purposes.


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Wawuda Wawuda Clarice

Country: Kenya/Voi/Voi/Voi   Age: 24   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Nursery/Green house / Landscaping/Gardening / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

-To learn more on Grow Biointensive principles and how to apply these principles on daily activities.

-To learn how other global partners are promoting agro ecology and its advantages in promoting food security and environmental conservation.

-To Improve communication and outreach skills that Will enable me to serve the community better when I come back

-To learn the Grow Biointensive diet design and how to formulate it and it’s importance.

-To gain skills which will help Garden of hope to meet it’s goals and expand networking.


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Nyambura Nyambura Teresiah

Country: Kenya/MOMBASA/MOMBASA/MOMBASA   Age: 39   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Sustainable Supply Chain / Research

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My objectives:

1. Is to acquire both theory and practical skills that promote healthy food sufficiency and Environment conservation through Grow Biointensive farming that mitigates Global warming.

2. To interact and gains skills from other Agro – ecological farmers in the world on growing healthy soils.

3. To attain seed collection and saving skills that can be promoted locally.

4. To learn communication and extension techniques that will help me share the gained knowledge with my community easily.

Am interested in the Ecology Action 8 months GROW BIOINTENSIVE farming internship.


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Marina Marina Alejandra

Country: Argentina/San Salvador de Jujuy/San Salvador de Jujuy   Age: 33   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Nursery/Green house / Tree Fruits

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My goal is to acquire knowledge to improve my experience in agriculture, in order to share it in my community and in other Spanish-speaking countries.

I am especially interested in the relationship between human health and soil health and seed care since it is what I am currently doing.


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Juan Juan Fabricio

Country: Argentina/San Salvador de Jujuy/San Salvador de Jujuy/San Salvador de Jujuy   Age: 29   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Tree Fruits / Field Crops

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My training objectives are: Improve my knowledge / skills in the biontensive method. Be able to develop complete diets according to the climate and ecosystem where you work. Develop myself professionally. California, Willits.


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Beatrice Wangui Beatrice Wangui Njoki

Country: Kenya/Karatina   Age: 25   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Livestock: other / Dairy : cows

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

To gain more knowledge on GB and to be able to raise GB teachers and farmers for the rest of my life.

Availability and/or MESA Comments:

Accepted for 2020 but cancelled due to pandemic. Re-applying for 2023.


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Jesus Arturo Arturo Jesus Arturo Cruz Conroy

Country: Peru/LIMA/LIMA/LIMA/LIMA/LIMA   Age: 28   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Berries / Tree Fruits / Field Crops

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM, BECAUSE I CONSIDER IS A GOOD OPORTUNITY TO LEARN A DIFERENT SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS FOR EXAMPLE THE ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTION, IT’S A GOOD WAY TO CONTRIBUTE TO PLANET CARE AND LEARN A LITTLE MORE AGROECOLOGY.

ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE DIFERENT CUSTOMS LIKE A PERUVIAN DISHES, AND FINALY IS A GOOD OPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE ENGLISH.

WHEN I COME BACK TO PERÚ, I WOULD LIKE TO REPLICATE THE THINGS LEARNED IN THE MESA PROGRAM, CREATING MY OWN BUSINESS WITH THE HELP OF PEASENT COMMUNITIES AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE


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kei komori kabe

Country: Mexico/San Pablo Etla/San Pablo Etla   Age: 24   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Nursery/Green house / Sustainable Supply Chain

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

To fully understand the grow biointensive method of organic agriculture, learn all about diet and mini farm planification. Gain more knowledge, learn about seed growing, share experiences, generate contacts and friends and get certified on this particular method.

About the placement I don’t have specific demands, just have a place in which to learn and practice and a nice place to sleep.


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Edwin Palomino Velasque

Country: Peru/AUCAYACU/AUCAYACU   Age: 25   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Research / Tree Fruits / Sustainable Supply Chain

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

My goal is to learn about sustainable agriculture, agroecology and about the use of technology in agriculture, to increase productivity while respecting the environment.

also share and learn about cultures in other countries.

then return to the country to teach and put into practice what they learned about acroecology, sustainable agriculture and be part of the MESA family


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Kevin Kevin Waldir

Country: Peru/Junin/Junin/Junin   Age: 24   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Field Crops / Vegetables / Coffee and Cacao

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

Share knowledge and thoughts about agriculture in the U.S. Also, meet the culture, language and people. I want to talk people to get advice about how agriculture is performed in the U.S. , and to advice people on how I do farming in Peru.


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Liliana Quispe Ccoyllo

Country: Peru/Lima/Lima/Lima/Lima   Age: 29   Gender: Female

Preferred Host Placements: Sustainable Supply Chain / Landscaping/Gardening / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

In the long term, it would help me lead a productive development project for my birthplace. It is a personal goal that I have and I know to develop in my profession in the field of specialization that I am choosing will take me to it.

I would like to work on a farm that has the production and marketing processes, see how the processes of the entire production chain are articulated.


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Erick Steward Erick Steward Castillo Jara

Country: Peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru/Huaral lima peru   Age: 30   Gender: Male

Preferred Host Placements: Vegetables / Vegetables / Vegetables

Type of placement sought and hands-on experience:

I studied in primary and secondary English, I follow my private lessons and I am currently practicing with a teacher three times a week