Farm to Table

Learning Opportunities

Integrated agricultural food production, menu, recipe and food service systems, sales marketing and supply chain management.

  • Culinary training, many cooking styles, food safety, knife skills, menu and recipe development and much more
  • Food service “front of the house”/waiter skills
  • Food product development
  • Food service business theory and restaurant operations
  • Local farmer relations and community development
  • Introduction to agriculture with hands on daily engagement
  • Introduction to aquaculture/fish farming
  • Introduction to animal husbandry

Community Interaction and Benefits

Work alongside members of the local community for a deeper understanding of the Panamanian culture and community.

  • Spanish immersion and building your language skills
  • Experience daily life of rural and indigenous Panamanians
  • Learn proven methods of best practice farming that have been passed down for generations
  • Understand how the farm to table program provides opportunity and well-being in the local community

What is an integrated farming system?

An integrated system is where each component in the system supports the other and produces agriculture products in a holistic manner.

  • Learn attention to detail, continuous improvement and managing all resources available
  • Implement the practical underlying dimensions of economic development, social development and environmental protection
  • Experience first hand fundamental roles and function of agro-ecosystems, on nutrient cycles which are balanced and adapted to the demand of the crops, and on health and welfare of all livestock on the farm

Current Projects Include:

  • Gardens: moringa, papaya, passion fruit, cacao, among other crops for food service and integrated farming methods
  • Animal husbandry: ensure the health of the pigs and fish for the production and procurement of products
  • Business planning: expand the planning functions for the organization to align operations and strategy with our mission
  • Menu and Recipe: Menu and recipe creation, food service education
  • Value added products: Product development with moringa, cacao, papaya, pitaya, among others
  • Marketing & Sales: Marketing strategy development and implementation, sales program techniques

How to Join Us

We currently offer program appointments for internships, apprenticeships, scientists/researchers as well as accepting volunteers. Please fill out the form and a representative will contact you shortly!

Apprenticeships commit to work for a longer period of time to get practical experience and learn a specific job or skill while interns are students, graduates and young professionals who work with our learning directors to gain supervised, practical professional experience.

Volunteers are independently driven voluntourists joining us to help move the organization forward. There is no one specific field they will be focused on as they are expected to help our team of staff and interns with any project that, at that specific time, needs attention for us to accomplish our mission of conserving the Mamoni Valley.

Questions? Call us – 1-857-MAMONI-1

Learn more about our programs!

Apprenticeships, as low as $1000 / month, commit to work for a longer period of time to get practical experience and learn a specific job or skill while interns, as low as $1200 / month, are students, graduates and young professionals who work with our learning directors to gain supervised, practical professional experience.

Volunteers, as low as $30 / day, are similar to that of the internship and apprenticeship. Volunteers are independently driven voluntourists joining us to help move the organization forward. There is no one specific field they will be focused on as they are expected to help our team of staff and interns with any project that, at that specific time, needs attention for us to accomplish our mission of conserving the Mamoni Valley.