As one of the country's leading practitioners of agro-forestry the Eco-farm has been hosting Brazilian University and Agricultural College field trips and classes since 2004. It offers an excellent opportunity to bring the book knowledge of the classroom to the field.
Students of the following subjects and degree courses have spent time on the farm as part of their studies:
Our standard 3 day/ 2 night programme can be tailored in consultation with our Resident Agronomist to suit your students' requirements.
Participating Universities and Organisations
The Eco-farm regularly receives groups on field trips and classes from the following institutions:
Federal University of Lavras/ Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA)
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro/ Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)
Federal Univsersity of Rio de Janeiro/ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Fluminense Federal University/ Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
São Paulo State University/ Universidade do Estado de São Paulo (UNESP)
São Carlos Federal University/ Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR)
Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement/ Movimento dos Sem Terra (MST), the largets social movement in Latin America.
EMBRAPA (Brazilian Enterprise for Research on Farming and Cattle Raising/ Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisas Agropecuária), a state-owned company affiliated to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, devoted to pure and applied research on agriculture.
EMATER (Enterprise for Technical Support and Growth in Rural areas/ Empresa de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural)