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Restoring the Soil, Improving Farming

December 8, 2021

When technicians from local partner Caritas Estelí first presented soil restoration as a means of improving resilience to worsening weather patterns, Doña Emma says she and the 40 other farmers at the meeting could immediately see it was “a beautiful way to recover from the hurricanes” that had recently affected them. As with most of […]

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No More Selling Solo

November 3, 2021

Rose is one of 17 newly-trained Marketing Private Service Providers who were challenged by the program to start ten marketing groups among farmers in their areas. The 19 women and 10 men who make up the Titukuke (which means “Let us Prosper”) marketing group, have already benefited from her guidance. True to the program’s purpose […]

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Win-Win for Private Service Providers & Customers

August 19, 2021

The West Champaran program is coming to a close, but the benefits it provided to the individuals involved will continue to multiply. The outstanding farmers and practitioners who were selected to be Private Service Providers (PSP) earn a living by sharing their knowledge and best practices with others. And the farmers and families they serve […]

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Reaping the Benefits of Soil Conservation

February 10, 2021

You can hardly find a better advocate for soil conservation and erosion control than Mr. Nang. He’s a leader in one of local partner KMSS’s community-driven Innovation Groups and plants his sloping land with methods tried and found true by local farmers. The program, whose apt subtitle is “Restoring Productivity through Soil Conservation,” encourages Innovation […]

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Women Flourish as Livestock Service Providers

October 9, 2020

When Saroj first learned about an opportunity to become a livestock private service provider through the program, she thought it would be a great opportunity to improve her family’s circumstances. She already raised goats, and believed she could put her skills and experience to good use. However, even though Saroj’s husband, a daily wage laborer, […]

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Farmer-Led Innovations Reduce Soil Erosion

February 28, 2020

As a result of their own research, farmers in the program’s Innovation Groups are now aware that rainwater, along with their soil, only runs downhill if they allow it to. These groups are testing which methods are most effective in stopping soil erosion on the steep mountainsides they farm. The purpose of the project is […]

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