There are two basic components of the Certificate of Global Agroecology and Local Food Systems:
Experiential Training and Academic Learning
In order to obtain the certificate all of the requirements outlined below must be completed:
1. Hands-on experiential training-
Stewards learn and collaborate with MESA Alumni farms on participatory, community projects for a total of 120 hours.
2. Academic coursework-
MESA’s academic curriculum compliments and enriches Steward’s practical training experiences by engaging readings, reflections, research projects, and discussions with leaders in the field. The materials provide a holistic understands of how the global food crisis came to be and how to address these challenges with real-world strategies grounded in agroecological principals.
Please contact michelle [at] mesaprogram [dot] org (subject: CITA%20components) (MESA) if you have any questions regarding these requirements.