Agriculture

Small farmers produce much of the developing world’s food yet they are significantly poorer and less food secure than surrounding populations. Addressing poverty and food security therefore entails confronting the problems faced by these farmers in their daily struggle for survival.

At JustHope, we consider sustainable agriculture to be a solution to the harsh food insecurity and climate change conditions our partner communities face. Our work in agriculture is aimed at strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers through providing appropriate technologies for improved production, through the implementation of systems such as permaculture, and through climate smart agriculture.

JustHope’s unique and holistic program models confront the fundamental struggles of
  1. food insecurity and malnutrition,
  2. agricultural volatility and environmental degradation, and
  3. poverty and underemployment.

In 2018, JustHope...

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    Taught 10 workshops to 150 farmers.
  • Facilitated model farm internships for 70 students.
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    Conducted 7 experiments on the Model Farm.
  • Sowed numerous plants: cucumber, moringa, forest plants, yucca, squash, beans.
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    Expected to harvest 6000 pounds of maize for $700 profit.
  • Formed alliances with the University of Commercial Sciences (UCC-León), Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), FNE International, and Municipal Orchard El Rastro.
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Our Agriculture Projects