Food is a critical ingredient for reducing poverty

The Agriculture program is designed to assist people in making more productive use of their gardens.  The vegetables and food from their gardens is the primary source of food for most of the villagers.  The agriculture project provides hand tools, improved seeds, and instruction on more effective growing techniques.

Also, we provide “starter” animals so they can have goats, chickens, and pigs.  These people can then feed their families and also have the potential to sell some of the fruits of their labors.  An agronomist teaches agricultural skills including water conservation, goat farming, corn production, use of insect repelling plants, soil conservation, and compost heaps.  During our trip in September ’06, several of the villagers reported they are able to grow twice as much food with the improved techniques.
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Agronomist

 

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Hens and hogs

 

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Seedlings

 

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