Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Kurlanska, Courtney Brooke

Abstract

Monteverde, a town located in the mountains of Costa Rica, relies heavily on the import of produce to meet the demand of an ever-increasing population of tourists. This project, sponsored by a local farmer, explores how an Association of Sustainable Farmers could increase the use of local and organic produce within the region. Interviews with local farmers and consumers of agricultural goods were conducted to learn how the local agricultural community could be supported, in a way which will enable farmers to meet local produce demands. We developed a blueprint for the creation of an Association of Sustainable Farmers which provided recommendations for the structure and operation of the association.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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