Nicaragua - Farmer to Farmer
Matagalpa and Boaco
Farmer-to-Farmer (Nicaragua) began in 2002 with a shared vision to empower landless Nicaraguan farmers in the areas around Matagalpa and Boaco. Today, this partnership includes over 80 farmers operating on six shared land banks. They also expand their businesses with training; sustainable farming; and access to capital to purchase seed, equipment, and property. As a result of the training, many now grow high-value crops, roast and export coffee, and have installed community water systems. Since 2002, North American partners with experience in agricultural production have offered mentoring and encouragement in their shared language—a mutual love for the land.
To read more about the work in Latin America, visit our blog by clicking here.
Tuesday December 11, 2012
Meet Veronica and Isidro Benavidez. After having land taken from them three times and struggling to provide for their family, Isidro made a desperate plan to illegally immigrate to the United States for work. Read about how God led them to “New Jerusalem”.
Thursday August 19, 2010
MOMBACHITO, Nicaragua—“We used to live in a village where nobody took us into account, we didn’t have an ongoing place to work, and I used to work for various farmers in order to support my wife and three children,” says Ricardo Rodriguez, husband and father of three in Mombachito, Nicaragua.
Spanish-speaking individuals with agriculture experience needed.
For more information, contact Latin America Regional Facilitator, Bob Vryhof.