Fellows by Category

Mexico

Through training in and support for management information systems, Jasmine Aguilar is enabling rural citizens' groups in Mexico to draw lessons from their work and develop long-term strategies by expanding their access to information about their own and one another's programs and successes.

Mexico

Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural (CESDER)

Benjamin is showing how indigenous youngsters from remote villages can obtain effective secondary and college level education substantively integrated with the needs of their communities and their marginal lands agriculture.

Mexico

Through a rigorous process of measuring greenhouse gas emissions in rural Mexican households, Victor and his team are aggregating the carbon emissions savings achieved by replacing traditional cooking fires with energy-efficient stoves and selling those savings as carbon credits on the international voluntary carbon market. Victor’s...

Mexico

Peter Bloom is democratizing communication technologies by using a government-owned mobile frequency to guarantee communication rights in isolated communities. He employs an innovative technological model that is low cost, foments local economic development, and is regulated by the communities themselves. Peter is thus spearheading a movement...

Guatemala

Curt Bowen, through his organization Semilla Nueva, is changing the agricultural development system in Central America, working with farmers, citizen sector organizations, and government institutions to create a research and results-based culture. Driven by farmers’ needs and insights, this new approach improves both agricultural practices and...

Mexico

Flor Cassassuce is involving marginalized populations living in extreme poverty in the process of engineering effective technologies to solve community issues in health, hygiene, and economic development by installing technology development community centers throughout rural Mexico.

Mexico

When native Mexican farmers can no longer make a living off the land, their children migrate to the cities in search of better lives, leaving behind all their culture and traditions. Othón Cuevas Córdova set up rural schools to educate children not only about the rich culture that they’re abandoning, but also about how to make a decent living...

Mexico

Katyna de la Vega has created a successful model to revitalize towns in the poorest parts of Mexico. Through creating a grassroots movement to redirect government investments already budgeted, she has been the catalyst for more than US$200 million in new investments, which has led to thousands of new jobs, ongoing economic growth, a surge in...

Mexico

Mary is empowering rural communities to better their physical, psychological, and financial health. By using an integrative development model with a focus on female empowerment, the organization employs scientific research to promote the consumption and supply of local products. Mary is using amaranth, a plant endemic to Mexico with high...

Mexico

Alex Eaton seeks to transform the culture of waste and resource management among small-scale Mexican farmers through the introduction of appropriate biodigester systems. The goal of Alex’s Sistema Biobolsa model is to empower farmers to take an active role to escape the cycle of rural poverty and improve the quality of their own lives.

Mexico

Alex Eaton seeks to transform the culture of waste and resource management among small-scale Mexican farmers through the introduction of appropriate biodigester systems. The goal of Alex’s Sistema Biobolsa model is to empower farmers to take an active role to escape the cycle of rural poverty and improve the quality of their own lives.

Mexico

Tierra Madre

Emilio Gonzalez is a 34-year old architect and homebuilder who was trained in agronomy and appropriate technologies. In 1984, he founded "Tierra Madre", an environmental non-profit organization which in 1988 initiated a model project called "San Miguel de Allende 2000" (SMA 2000).

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