Once upon a time… I operated my own organic vegetable farm in New Hampshire before earning a masters’ degree in agricultural and applied economics. I’m passionate about exploring the world through agriculture, food, and people. I’ve worked on agricultural projects in Angola, Mexico, Mozambique, Moldova and will soon be spending a year in Malawi.
I began this blog in April 2009 when I returned to Mozambique after a fifteen year absence as a volunteer for CNFA to interview farmers, collect vegetable production data, and begin an analysis of the horticultural value chain in Manica province. In the fall of of 2010 I accepted two other assignments with CNFA to work on marketing strategies and organic production techniques with vegetable growers in Angola and Mozambique. In 2012 I went back to Mozambique for a fourth trip with CNFA.
As time passes I will update this blog with both past and future travels and agricultural explorations both at home and abroad.
Taste and Travel International Magazine , Erasmo’s Shrimp, Spring 2011