This photo was taken in 2009 in Los Alto Piura, Peru “Los Ranchos” where I was stationed as a Small Business Development Volunteer, on an acre of land that was donated by the local municipality. As a Peace Corps volunteer, I noticed the importance of addressing the social, environmental, and economic impacts of agriculture, overall providing a critical analysis of agricultural and food systems that will help students, parents, and educators understand the importance of a healthy well balance meal.
For this initiative, I coordinated with the stakeholders of the community (local Municipality, Mayor, educators, parents, and students) in identifying and solving the pressing problems within our community’s current agricultural system in order to provide food and fiber in a healthy environment for people over the long term.
The objective behind this mission was to address our agriculture, food, and natural resource systems. These three areas are economics, environment, and community. A