A mission carried out by FONTAGRO and FLAR/CIAT assessed the possibility of scaling up this project, which won FONTAGRO’s 2015 Contest for Successful Cases. (Washington, D.C., September 26, 2016) From September 20 to 24 FONTAGRO carried out a mission to Nicaragua to assess the possibility of scaling up the “Water Harvesting” project implemented by the […]
The generation of innovations has traditionally been attributed to research organizations while the farmer’s own potential for the development of innovative solutions has largely been neglected. However, producers are by definition true innovators as demonstrated by the story of the Ramsaroop family in the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Chemraj Ramsaroop and his wife Sita have […]
This briefing note presents an integrated rural livelihoods program that will help poor smallholder growers in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve their livelihoods while caring for the ecosystems on which they depend. Heifer International, with deep expertise in integrating sustainable rural livelihood programming with ecosystem restoration and conservation, has designed a broad regional program, […]
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