MESA’s Program Invites Academic Study

Kudos to UCSC graduate student Kevin Cody for his recent grant award from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). His proposal? To “assess the potential to ‘scale-up’ innovations in sustainable agriculture (SA) through a case study of the organization, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA).” Kevin has already begun to crisscross the U.S. interviewing MESA host farms and stewards; he’ll then head down to Latin America to meet with alumni running their own community-based projects “to determine the key variables that influence the diffusion of SA innovations.”