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About the Panama Project

Last year, the Panama Project, consisting of 10 students, two faculty advisors and 6 international non-profit organizations,worked to develop agrotourism in a small farming community located in the village of Barrigon.

The Panama Project assisted small farm owners in creating the structure necessary for a sustainable agrotourism industry in this community. Students communicated with the farmers and local organizations throughout the year and visited the region in March to implement the ground work of their plan.

We estimate in the next two years, we will be able to increase the farmer‘s revenues by 300% and provide even more job opportunities for the members of the community.