Having grown up in a farming family, Gina knows all to well the struggles that farmers in Colombia face. Motivated to make a change, she created a better, and much fairer system.
VEGA (Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance) –New “Can Do” Program Assists Farmers in Post-Conflict Colombia
In a new Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) project, ten volunteers will provide training to Colombian smallholder farmers and agricultural extension agents in post-conflict rural areas under a grant implemented by New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Colombia Agricultural Network Development Opportunity, also known as “Can Do,” aims to develop agricultural extension models to ensure delivery of applied agricultural research news and information to farmers. The one-year grant is supported by Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)’s Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project (SPSP).