Research Abroad: Urban Farming in the Netherlands

Carly Lester is a senior undergraduate in the Program on the Environment (PoE) major who is primarily interested in the health of our food system. This past summer she traveled to Groenekan, Netherlands to work on an organic farm. Her research was to analyze farmers’ experience with direct farm marketing and understand their experience with selling directly to consumers.

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Research Abroad: A Study on Food Culture in Bangata, Tanzania

Mary Cappelletti is an undergraduate senior in the environmental studies program and went to Tanzania in Fall 2017 through SIT (School for International Training). She studied food culture and the drivers behind food choices in an urban setting. She interviewed several locals and found that most individuals are motivated by cost and location. Her study also highlighted a lack of food education in Arusha, Tanzania and the potential repercussions.

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