Solidarity Fund

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This year marks MESA’s ten-year anniversary of offering international farmer-to-farmer exchange programs on behalf of sustainable agriculture. For ten years, we have built bridges between rural communities and sustainable agriculture advocates all over the world. Today, MESA is becoming: a fiscal sponsor for dozens of home country projects launched by MESA stewards once they return, ensuring their projects’ longevity a …

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Henry Krusekopf President hhkrusekopf@hotmail.com A native Texan, Henry graduated in 1987 with a B.A. degree in History from Southwestern University, then began a career as a journalist. He spent the better part of 1992-1995 traveling and working in Central and South America. In Guatemala, Henry worked for a local non-governmental organization on farm projects for indigenous campesinos. In 1996 Henry …

STAFF

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Lauren E. Augusta Executive Director Oakland, CA lauren@mesaprogram.org With a career devoted to international training and cultural exchange, Lauren served nine years as assistant director at a "conventional" agriculture exchange program before founding MESA. In 1994, Lauren incorporated the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture, Inc. (MESA) to promote sustainable farming alternatives throughout the world. Lauren holds a B.A. in Russian …

Fiscal Sponsorships

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[img_assist|nid=210|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=350|height=222] Over the years MESA has spawned the development and/or continued growth of a number of dynamic sustainable agriculture organizations – such as EcoVida in Riobamba, Ecuador (see below) – through its fiscal sponsorship program. To be eligible for fiscal sponsorship, individuals and organizations need to have an active relationship with MESA either as a Global Partner, Global Partner affiliate, …