Madan, Aarti Smith
Madan, Ryan Smith
COSTARICA / Costa Rica
El Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia (MAG)
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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