Institute for International Cooperation and Development

IICD Michigan was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization in the state of Michigan. IICD Michigan is an independent research non-profit. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that IICD Michigan is an organization as described in the revenue code 501(c) 3. This means that IICD is exempt from federal taxation of its activities and that donors can deduct donations to IICD from the income declared in their tax return. The organization will not discriminate by race, ethnicity, national origins, religious belief, gender or orientation.

 

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With soaring food costs, one billion people going hungry every day, fast food and junk food causing malnutrition, obesity and health problems, food production based on fossil fuels contributing to global warming and climate change – with all these problems and more, the question of how to produce and supply healthy food for all is a burning issue of our time.
 
At IICD Michigan you will be involved in food production on several levels and from different perspectives. You will study the issues globally and locally, getting the facts and investigating the consequences for ordinary people. What is the cause of the obesity epidemic in our country, and why is the food we buy in supermarkets unhealthy and defi cient in nutrients? What does it mean when giant corporations control food production with profi t as their only goal? While working in the school’s garden farm, you will also learn how to plan and start garden farms as an important action when fi ghting with The Poor in Africa or Latin America, and how to solve obstacles such as getting water for irrigation, making compost from local waste materials, and fi ghting pests without using harmful poison or expensive fertilizers.
 
You will study and try out simple, efficient and sustainable ways of increasing crop yield, so farmers can prevent soil erosion and utilize scarce water supplies on their land. You will get hold of solutions for fi nancing, transporting and distributing fi nished products, equipping yourself with these tools and others to put at the service of The Poor.
 
So look forward to getting your hands dirty and your brain busy on multiple fronts when it comes to food production.
 
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