Agriculture and Food Security

AEDI partners with small-scale farmers and ranchers, backyard gardeners, NGOs, academic institutions, agribusinesses, producer organizations, international, tribal, federal, state and local agencies to improve food security and economic conditions, while preserving the environment. Please e-mail info@aediamerica.org or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.

 

Food Safety

Foodborne illness is a serious threat to public health globally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 48 million cases are reported in the United States annually. Among these cases, 128, 000 individuals are hospitalized and 3,000 deaths occur.

Florida statutes require that all food service managers responsible for the storage, preparation, display and serving of food to the public, successfully pass a written Food Safety Manager Certification Examination.

AEDI provides training and administers the nationwide-approved Food Safety Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate exams through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.

AEDI also trains farmers in implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and creating personalized food safety plans in the Food Safety on the Farm Course.

Please e-mail info@aediamerica.org or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.

 

Tourism Product Development

“Florida welcomed 15.2 million international visitors from 190 countries, who spent more than $15.8 billion in the Sunshine State in 2015 …”  Visit Florida 

Let AEDI assist you to get in the game, or enhance your existing tourism business. Take advantage of the great potential in areas such as agritourism, lodging, attractions, ecotourism, and tour operating. Please e-mail info@aediamerica.org or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.

 

Youth Leadership 

AEDI designs and implements educational and cultural exchange programs that foster youth leadership development. Participants develop an appreciation and respect for diversity, while promoting mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and other countries. They experience personal growth, enhance their social skills and achieve academic success. Please e-mail info@aediamerica.org or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.

  • Ag Biz Camp
  • Green Ambassadors
  • Global Ag Student Internship/Tour

Ag Biz Camp
Designed as a youth entrepreneurship program, high school students receive entrepreneurship training. They work in teams to develop a business plan for an agriculture-related product/service. Each team presents their ideas to a group of experienced entrepreneurs and civic leaders. The group voted to have the best business plan receives the Florida Ag Youth Entrepreneur Award. Please e-mail info@aediamerica.org or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.

Green Ambassadors Program

Green Ambassadors

A Green Ambassador presents a certificate of appreciation to United States Ambassador,
Miriam Hughes


The Green Ambassadors Program is a leadership initiative that promotes sustainable living among middle school students. Ambassadors participate in hands-on activities, field trips and tackle real life problems through simulation exercises. They learn about the food system, hunger, traditional and new technologies in agriculture, construction and energy. Students see how they can make a difference, and share their knowledge with others. Please e-mail info@aediamerica.org or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.

Global Ag Student Internship/Tour

CHINESE STUDENT_GREENHOUSE FC

Student from Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, examines hydroponic growing system


College students experience different cultures through experiential learning, community engagement, field trips, student-to-student interaction, seminars and workshops. Participants learn about the food system and food security by examining the relationships between farmers, ranchers, food processors, academic institutions, government, consumers and other stakeholders. Please e-mail info@aediamerica.org  or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.