Aydée Araceli Tirado Meza

2020/2021 Kirchner Food Fellow

Kirchner Food Fellowship – Mexico

Aydée is an agronomist from Queretaro, Mexico. She gained her B.Sc. in Engineering in Agronomy from Tecnologico de Monterrey. Having an entrepreneurial spirit always in mind, she was part of the HUB Explora program at her alma mater, and she is now undertaking a new project focused on urban agriculture and community engagement.

Throughout her trajectory in the university, she was involved in the direction of several student groups regarding her discipline, arts, and feminist perspectives. Following her vision, she started a feminist collective to combat violence in her environment through pacific, yet disruptive actions. As a strong advocate for food sovereignty and security, she has worked with the production of mealworms in an agroecological system, the implementation of an aquaponics center in rural mountains at her home state, and the development of shared urban gardens in complicated areas of the city of Queretaro.