AGRODEV and Community Development

Agriculture is the backbone of human society. Before Homo sapiens domesticated plants for consumption, relationships and social structures were very archaic. Upon the domestication of plants and animals, people began developing more complex societies. Those societies have boomed, busted, thrived, strived, struggled, and succeeded into the world we know today. We owe our current state to the thousands of generations before us. As food has evolved from strictly a necessity into delicacy so has the forum in which it is prepared and consumed. In developing regions around the world, the majority of the population are directly involved in agriculture. In developed regions we are seeing ourselves continuously removed from the production of the food we consume for example, in the 1930's approximately 80% of the population was involved in agriculture. Today that number is less than 3%. Food is and will always be the number one reason for social interaction. Because of our strong and necessary connection with food AGRODEV strives to connect and re-connect people with the land through their bodies and minds.

Local worker in Meru restoring the drying tables used for coffee
Local worker in Meru restoring the drying tables used for coffee