Integrated Agriculture On-Farm Training Center

Farmers during practical training
By Jonathan Palmrose
Sept. 27, 2017

In partnership with a local NGO, Agriculture Volunteer Jonathan implemented a project that aims to increase farmers' income while maintaining soil fertility.

With support from a USAID grant, Jonathan and his counterpart created a training center where local farmers could come and learn about integrated agriculture – a system of farming that utilizes different agricultural components in order to lower costs and raise efficiency of the farm. By October 2017, 50 individuals (most of them women) will be trained on different farming systems including improved gardening techniques, fish farming, and animal husbandry. Since training began, many farmers have implemented practices that have increased household income and sustainability in their farms.

Jonathan Palmrose