In many regions across the world, agriculture is the most prevalent form of livelihood. However, lack of proper infrastructure, natural disasters, disease outbreaks and ongoing conflict often plague agricultural advancement in developing countries, causing productivity to suffer and the cycle of poverty to continue.
By introducing the world’s most impoverished communities to supply chain best practices, sustainable farming, and livestock development techniques, farmers are able to better their production and preserve their land for future use. World Hope International’s agricultural programs help farmers grow more food for themselves or the market, combat hunger and provide long lasting food security.
To learn more about WHI’s current agriculture efforts, read the 2015 Agriculture Annual Report.
By gathering the organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources necessary to move a product or service from the world’s most impoverished communities to eager customers, World Hope International is helping to transform entire countries by creating supply chain opportunities for improved livelihoods.
In partnership with Pennsylvania State University’s Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program (PSU-HESE), World Hope International’s Greenhouses Revolutionizing Output (GRO) project improves water sustainability to ultimately boost food security and help alleviate poverty. While conventional small-scale greenhouses are expensive, high-maintenance and difficult to construct, The GRO project’s Affordable Greenhouses are portable, expandable, cost less than $800 per unit and can be constructed in two days. Using WHI’s existing network in Sierra Leone, Mozambique and Zambia smallholder farmers learn how to intensify their farms and grow vegetables year-round. Learn more.
Cattle Development Program
World Hope International’s Cattle Development Program creates a way for the rural poor to build assets in the form of cattle. The cattle, which can be used for plowing, milk, food security, or income, are helping farming families escape the cycle of poverty in Mozambique. Cattle are distributed amongst families, and owners are educated on animal husbandry. Once the cattle give birth, a certain number of offspring are passed on to another family in the community, creating a sustainable cycle. Learn more.