Our project is situated in the larger geographic region of La Mixteca Alta, in San Miguel Huautla, Mexico. San Miguel Huautla is a small community of subsistence farmers that have limited access to electricity and farming equipment. Due to the region’s arid climate, soil erosion, and lack of resources, farmers have a limited and inconsistent food supply. When crops do not yield sufficient food for the family, men, usually, must leave to find transient labor in larger cities and in the United States.
Our current project goal in this region is to promote self-perpetuating sustainability. We are working toward increased agricultural yields and greater agricultural efficiency by holding interactive workshops that develop new, and exchange already known, technologies and concepts in the local communities to improve farming practices and ultimately food production.