New Mexico State University is Helping Farmers in Post-Conflict Colombia

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New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is helping post-conflict Colombia through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Farmer-to-Farmer program. Volunteers from NMSU will travel to Colombia to share their knowledge and skills with Colombian farmers to promote sustainable economic growth, food security, and agricultural development.

Professor Brenda Seevers in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, was the first NMSU volunteer sent to Colombia. Professor Seevers will be joined by 10 other volunteers, including professors, extension agents, and researchers who specialize in certain areas, such as water research. Volunteers will embark on their journey and meet with their partnering college, University of La Salle, and their host organization, Salva Terra, a Colombian Non-Governmental Organization that works with marginalized communities in post-conflict areas of that country.

“The F2F program hopes to help build stronger linkages between La Salle University, community groups such as Salva Terra and local producers,” Seevers said. “If successful, many Colombians will experience a stronger agriculture system and a higher quality of life.”

To read more about New Mexico State University’s work with the Farmer-to-Farmer program, read more here.

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