Agroecology Training in Thailand 2012-2013

MESA (Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture) offers a Certificate of International Training in Agroecology (CITA) for beginning farmers and agrarians. CITA is an integrated program that offers project-oriented education and community work experience in agriculture to equip you with the insight and experience needed to repair our global food system. MESA is proud to announce their newest CITA program... A three-month program in Thailand this winter (November 2nd, 2012-January 25th, 2013). The program begins with a two-week orientation including intensive Thai language training and an introduction to organic agro-forestry principles and practices at the Wanakaset Learning Center in Sanam Chai Khet. CITA participants (aka "Stewards") will then travel to meet their home-stay families, many of them MESA alumni, and begin nine weeks of hands-on training on their host farms. The program concludes with a three-day exit seminar and debrief at the Khao Kwan Foundation in Suphanburi. CITA Stewards will work directly with staff of Earth Net Foundation and the MESA alumni network. For information about application, cost, and scholarships click “read more”…

For more information about the program offerings, host farms, international partners, and how you can become a CITA Steward please visit the CITA website http://cita.mesaprogram.org Applications for the Thailand program are due August 24th. MESA will offer limited scholarships based on need. Program fee of $3500 will cover:
  • Pre-departure language preparations, materials and resources
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information packet
  • Hotel night and meals in Bangkok upon arrival
  • 14-day orientation, excursions, and training seminars including the "Forest Walk" at Wanakaset Learning Center in Sanam Chai Khet
  • 2-weeks of formal Thai language immersion study with private instructor, including learning materials
  • All local, program-related transportation
  • Full room and board for 12-weeks
  • Training on international MESA-affiliated farms and community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • Hands-on instruction and mentorship from experienced farmers
  • Academic coursework facilitated by experts in the field
  • Course readings and materials
  • 3-day exit seminar and debrief at Khao Kwan Foundation in Suphanburi
  • International medical and travel insurance
  • 24/7 emergency contact and support abroad
  • Ongoing MESA alumni resources, networking, and support
Certificate of International Training in Agroecology awarded upon completion of all requirements

1 Comment on Agroecology Training in Thailand 2012-2013

  1. M.B.Dissanayake // May 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm // Reply

    Please send me information for 2013/2014 Program
    M.B.Dissanayake
    Department of Agriculture
    Sri Lanka

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