Maia Garby ’23, a Biology major, studied abroad with the SIT (School for International Training) IHP Food Systems program this past Fall. She spent one month in Ecuador, one month in Malawi, and one month in Spain learning about agricultural practices, food systems (production, distribution, consumption), and the environmental/social/economic challenges that each country faces with regards to food.
Follow along on Maia’s three-country, three-continent adventures!
ECUADOR– Quito, Nanegalito, Mashpi Shungo
Drying Cacao Beans and Peanuts at Mashpi Shungo
Dried Cacao Beans, Mashpi Shungo
Cracking Open a Cacao Fruit, Mashpi Shungo
Sharing Some Freshly Harvested Bananas, Mashpi Shungo
Classroom at Intillacta Rainforest Reserve, Nanegalito
Morning Milk at Intillacta Rainforest Reserve, Nanegalito
Green Grass for Happy Cows, Hacienda Yanayacu
Traditional Naranjilla Ice Cream, Quito
Making Chocolate Bars at Republica del Cacao, Quito
MALAWI – Lilongwe, Gowa, Lake Malawi
SPAIN – Barcelona, La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park