Faculty Advisor

Madan, Aarti Smith

Faculty Advisor

Madan, Ryan Smith

Center

COSTARICA / Costa Rica

Abstract

El Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia (MAG) of Costa Rica's Eastern Central Region trains farmers to grow organic produce using natural soil bacteria known as Mountain Microorganisms (MM). To date, MAG's MM Training Program has not been evaluated. This report explores the efficacy and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of this program. We used interviews, focus groups, and observations to conclude that it improves farmers' quality of life. Our recommendations highlight opportunities for MAG to enhance the MM Program.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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