Hey everyone! Or, perhaps that should be hola! I’m heading out again, but this time I’m returning to familiar territory. I’m going back to Guatemala where I’m excited to be resuming work with the Counterpart International Food for Progress program. This visit is a follow-on to my previous visit, and I’m again being joined by my colleague Stephanie.
You can read more details about this program from my earlier post here: Trip to Guatemala
Why Go to Guatemala?
Last time, Stephanie and I went to Guatemala to conduct a training for agriculture extension agents. We taught them how to work with communities in sustainable and inclusive ways.
This time, Stephanie and I are returning to meet with representatives from Counterpart’s Guatemala FFPr program, the Ministry of Agriculture, San Carlos University, and UC Davis to conduct a curriculum review of the first year of our training program for agriculture extensionists. We are looking at all of the program modules to evaluate their design and effectiveness. We’ll be making revisions and adjustments in preparation for the second year of the program.
I’m very much looking forward to this opportunity to reconnect with our Guatemala staff as well as work again with the Guatemala Ministry of Agriculture and San Carlos University. I’m excited that UC Davis will be joining us, and I’m sure we’re going to build on the successes of the past year as well as bring great new innovations into the curriculum. It’s going to be a productive and fun time!
If you’re interested, please feel free to check out my photos from the last time I was in Guatemala, available through the link below. I’ll be spending most of this trip working in a room on curriculum design, so I probably won’t have exciting stories or pictures to report back. But you never know! I’ll certainly share anything noteworthy.