Training in sustainable agriculture can ensure a livelihood and improve food security in a nation where poor nutrition is a reality. In addition to working with families in urban areas to raise vegetables and fruits in home and community gardens, FOKAL also works with rural organizations to cultivate larger scale farms.
FOKAL is especially involved with women's groups that work for systemic change through environmentally conscious farms raising crops and livestock. One of the most successful examples is a network of micro dairy farms in which women play a central role in raising dairy cows. They use the milk supply to make yogurt and cheese to sell in school cafeterias to improve the nutrition and protein intake of students, as well as generate a sustainable income. The grass for forage is key to soil preservation and the animal waste is used for compost.
$100 buys one goat
$300 buys one cow
$1,000 helps maintain and feed the cows
$2,000 buys a biogester for better use of waste for compost
Donate to support the rural women who are raising crops and livestock to feed the country and provide sustainable incomes.