News and Announcements

US Ambassador Meets 2009 Stewards

From Quito’s El Mercurio Newspaper: MESA’s 2009 Ecuadorian Stewards were visited in Quito by US Ambassador to Ecuador, Heather Hodges. U. S. Ambassador to Ecuador, Heather Hodges, visited today with Ecuadorian Stewards selected to participate in the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA).  The Stewards will travel to the U.S. as part of the exchange …

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MESA In The News

MESA PNP participant Paulina Mancheno was recently featured on the front page of Lancaster Farming. The article covered Paulina’s reasons for coming and her MESA program experience. The November 15th edition of Lancaster Farming proudly features MESA’s very own Paulina Mancheno on the front page. The paper’s Maegan Crandall visited Paulina and Paul and Maureen …

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Five MESA-sponsored Stewards completed a six-month internship at Ecology Action’s mini-farm and its partner the Golden Rule Farm. Their training in the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method will soon be put to use… For over four years MESA and Ecology Action have joined forces to provide training and support services to Stewards from many countries. This year …


Pro Program Takes Root!

MESA’s new Professional Networking Program (PNP) matches international agriculture professionals with groundbreaking enterprises to advance global sustainable supply chain models. “Organic Valley is proud to support MESA and the new PNP program. Our organic farming model has been very successful and our farmers are pleased to share their experience and knowledge with the PNP stewards. …

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MESA Slow Dinner a Success!

As part of Slow Food Nation, MESA hosted its own Slow Dinner at Pizzaiolo in Oakland. The sold-out Slow Dinner boasted delicious food, fine wine, a live Salsa performance, and the chance to meet five new MESA stewards. MESA’s first-ever public fundraiser was a huge success!