The Regenerative Agriculture Research Program offers 12 positions to students who are committed to make a change in the way we approach agriculture through their thesis work or internship, while at the same time develop their professional and academic skills.
Arrival: 2nd of september or 11th of november
End: 22nd of December
Short program: 13th of January until 28th of February
During the Regenerative Agriculture Research Program you will spend most of your time on your research project. However, you will also participate in a wide variety of Research sessions, workshops, lectures and assignments to help you with your research project and to prepare you for life after university. During the program you will:
- Develop your own research project related to your field of study and connected to a current need on the farm. This research project can be your thesis or (research) internship;
- Participate in farm and restoration work on La Junquera for two afternoons a week. The work and projects will be related to a monthly theme that connects to the activities on the farm that month (planting, pruning, restoring natural areas, harvesting, biodiversity etc.);
- Participate in bi-weekly guest lectures and visits to other regenerative farms in the area. These lectures will focus on regenerative practices and research and will connect you to local stakeholders and experts in the field of regenerative agriculture;
- Engage in intense workshops and training sessions focussed on capacity training. Every week we focus on different skills that will help you with you project (e.g. project planning, listening, collaboration skills, storytelling, system thinking etc.) and your personal and professional development.