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    • A GRS Experience (2002-2005) Presented By: Amil Alidina Afghanistan (’03) Cambodia (’04) India (’04)
    • A GRS Experience
      • Experiences abroad…
      • Experiences at home…
      • Genchi Genbutsu
    • A GRS Experience The Project: AGRO 497 (Directed Studies) Identify food security challenges in Kabul and track measures undertaken my the various UN agencies, other NPOs, and government development agency initiatives to address these issues.
    • AFGHANISTAN Years of drought and a lack of access to seeds, fertilizers, and equipment leave even arable land unused. No refrigeration / poor sanitation, and lack of enforcement of ‘western basic’ health standards.
    • AFGHANISTAN Urban food markets function relatively well; affordable, available, and accessible. But there are serious short-comings in water quality and nutritional intake
    • AFGHANISTAN The long-term prospects for food security and sustainability are dubious in light of waste management and urban encroachment on Kabul’s limited arable land.
    • AFGHANISTAN BUT THE PEOPLE KEEP PRESSING ON…
    • CAMBODIA Cambodia is currently experience relatively strong economic growth and a booming tourism sector, but the rural populations continue to live in abject poverty Restoring the Ancient Past… But at what cost…
    • INDIA The boss of the house Again, an example of the rich-poor divide, and this in a rural village… While India is hailed as a democracy, the caste system and exploitation of migrant workers threaten society from within.
    • A GRS Experience Exchange: University of Kassel 2003 Exchange: University of Lausanne 2004 Conference: Environmental Conservation, HK (2005)
    • LOCAL GRS Experiences Two summer internships done in the summer of 2004 (Agsc.496) and upon graduation in May 2005.