We partner with like-minded organizations to facilitate experiential training and cultural exchange opportunities for beginning farmers
Who forms MESA’s global network?
Current and past Global Partners have hailed from non-governmental organizations, farmer associations or 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 US-based training program in sustainable agriculture. Global Partners also offer reciprocal training opportunities for MESA’s network of farmer advocates.
Country Representatives are trusted colleagues or Steward alumni who are passionate about MESA’s mission. Global Partners are entrusted by MESA to recruit and help prepare Stewards for the US-based training program, and offer support for alumni upon return home.
In 2019, MESA consolidated its Global Partner relationships within the following geographic regions where Steward alumni have remained most engaged:
Africa Global Partner GROW BIOINTENSIVE AGRICULTURAL CENTER OF KENYA
Latin America and Carribean Global Partner: Instituto Perucano
Europe Global Partner EXPERIENCE INTERNATIONALE primary contact: remi.martiniere at experience-internationale.fr
A note for individuals wanting to train in MESA’s US-based program:
If you see a Global Partner or Country Representative listed above for your country, please contact them directly to learn about the application process and to schedule an interview. Don’t see anyone listed for your country? You may be eligible to apply as an individual. Please email: lauren at mesaprogram dot org for individual applicant information.
How to Apply to be a Global Partner:
MESA is not currently processing new Global Partner applications. However, if your organization, school or farmers association would like to apply as a Global Partner, please email us to inquire about submitting a preliminary application.
MESA will respond to eligible inquiries within 30 days. Please note that Global Partner inquires from general exchange organizations and individuals unknown to our organization will be discarded.