SIT Student Researcher Surveys Peninsula Farmers about Agricultural Practices

Alexandra Guest on Volcán Baru, c. Julia Brokaw

The Azuero Earth Project welcomed a new student researcher, Alexandra Guest, to Pedasí on April 15. For the last month of her university semester abroad Alexandra is conducting an independent study project (ISP) in collaboration with the Azuero Earth Project. She is partnering with AEP´s Organiculture Program to investigate the state of agriculture on the Azuero Peninsula through surveys with local producers on their current practices. This research will inform land owner thoughts and opinions, as well as the policies that exist to protect the native tropical dry forest.

Alexandra is a college junior at Skidmore College studying Environmental Science, focusing on animal physiology and climate change impacts on animal adaptation. Alexandra is currently part of a study abroad program in Panama called ¨Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conservation¨ with the School for International Training (SIT).

Written by Sophie M. Fuchs