Agriculture Gifts

At JustHope, we consider sustainable agriculture to be a solution to the harsh food insecurity and climate change conditions our partner communities face in Nicaragua. Our work in agriculture is aimed at strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers through providing appropriate technologies for improved production, through the implemen- tation of systems such as permaculture, and through climate-smart agriculture. JustHope’s agricultural programs confront the fundamental struggles of food insecurity and malnutrition, agricultural volatility and environmental degradation, and poverty and underemployment.

A refractometer uses refractive light passing through a plant to determine nutrient levels. This tool will help the Model Farm and nearby farmers assess the health of crops. $300 buys a refractometer for the Model Farm.
Refractometer
Brand JustHope
$300.00

Educating farmers is an important pillar of the Model Farm & Farmer Field School program. Workshops are provided in two styles: a four-month certification course and individual one-day seminars. $60 gives 6 months of monthly one-day seminars to a community member.
Farmer Workshop
Brand JustHope
$60.00

Educating farmers is an important pillar of the Model Farm & Farmer Field School program. Workshops are provided in two styles: a four-month certification course and individual one-day seminars. $100 gives one year of certification courses to a farmer.
Farmer Certification
Brand JustHope
$100.00

The Model Farm is working to build up a library of resources for local farmers and community members. $600 furnishes the Agro Library with seed library shelves and materials.
Resource Library
Brand JustHope
$600.00

Dragon fruit seedlings will be planted in our experimental shade house as we determine best practices for growing high-value crops.
Dragon Fruit Seedlings
Brand JustHope
$60.00

Passoin fruit seedlings will be planted in our experimental shade house as we determine best practices for growing high-value crops.
Passion Fruit Seedlings
Brand JustHope
$80.00

The Model Farm will experiment with the use of shade houses (similar in concept to a greenhouse) to increase production of exotic fruits and other high-value crops. Utilizing a closed system allows for greater control over conditions to reduce the risk of crop loss and prevalence of plagues. $160 provides one tenth of the supplies needed for a shade house.
Shade House Supplies
Brand JustHope
$160.00