Global Partners

We partner with reputable, community-based agricultural organizations & INSTITUTIONS to facilitate experiential training and cultural exchange opportunities for beginning farmers & AGROECOLOGISTS

Who forms MESA’s global network?

Global Partners have included non-governmental organizations, farmer associations and academic institutions with capacity to support MESA’s mission to strengthen the social networks that sustain resilient and just food systems. Global Partners recruit, screen and help prepare exchange candidates (Stewards) for the U.S.-based training program in sustainable agriculture. Global Partners may also offer reciprocal training opportunities for MESA’s network of farmer advocates.

In 2019, MESA consolidated its Global Partner relationships within the following two geographic regions:

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Latin America and the Carribean: Instituto Perucano


A note for individuals wanting to apply for SAGE, MESA’s US-based program:

If you see a Global Partner listed above for your home country or region, please contact them directly to learn about the application process and to request an interview. Don’t see your country or region listed? You may be eligible to apply as an individual. Please email: mesa at mesaprogram dot org for individual applicant information.

How to Apply to be a Global Partner:

For 2021-2022 program seasons, MESA is not currently inviting new Global Partner applications.