Topics Covered

Agriculture and Ecology:

  • History and modern production systems.
  • Facts about the use of technology in agriculture.
  • Negative impact of high input agricultural systems, the case of Costa Rica

Agroecology as a Science:

  • Other sciences and agroecology.
  • Introduction to systems.
  • Agroecosystems and their components.
  • Farm organizational levels
  • Energy flows in tropical agroecosystems.
  • Importance of conservation of the tropical soils.

Impact of weather in agroecosystems:

  • Agro-eco climate.
  • Tropical weather (the case of Costa Rica)

The Future of Agroecology

  • Technology and agroecology.
  • Taking advantage of agroecology to improve productivity.
  • Agroecological systems in Costa Rica.
  • Government involvement in agroecology. How 3 governmental institutions (CNEAO, IMAS and INAMU) drive the growth of knowledge on agroecology for women.
  • A political way to directly resist monoculture, the privatization of seeds and food transnationals.

Curriculum Integration

We are characterized by our highly cooperative way to design study abroad programs for all types of courses and professors, any time of the year. We are committed to deliver the best academic experience to you and your group.

Communication leads to Community!

Our priority is your expectations; that is why at AGLOCAM communication before, during and after the program is essential. Before programs start, we keep constant communication through virtual meetings and site visits from faculty (if desired and possible) in order to discuss program’s design, budget, logistics and the overall itinerary.

Program Design & Preparation

  • Itinerary is set up months before your departure from home and is thoroughly communicated with the staff of the visiting institution.
  • Pre-departure info sessions with staff and students are set up in order to maximize your understanding of safety procedures, legal matters, and what to expect in Costa Rica.
  • AGLOCAM takes care of every single detail before your arrival. What will you have to do? Follow our instructions, get your luggage ready and prepare for your adventure!

Why should you choose us?
  • Our programs include two bilingual site specialists accompanying the group 24/7.
  • Our accommodation options always involve pleasant and environmentally sustainable places rather than 5-star chain hotels.
  • Our learning and social atmosphere develops around safety, cleanliness and a homely attention.
  • The local transportation we use in all our programs possess all the safety requirements, insurance and knowledgeable drivers we need to travel around Costa Rica.
  • Our programs are characterized by exposing participants to SMEs within local communities, in order to exchange new ideas, strategies and procedures that benefit micro economies of the world.

All our short-term programs are customized to your academic goals, budget and interests; while we also ensure participants an enriching cultural awareness that only on-site visits offer.

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