A GRS Experience (2002-2005) Presented By: Amil Alidina Afghanistan (’03) Cambodia (’04) India (’04)
A GRS Experience <ul><li>Experiences abroad… </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences at home… </li></ul><ul><li>Genchi Genbutsu </li></ul>
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.
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.