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Agriculture

The potential for lasting change is in the soil, and the best solutions are grown at home. With Convoy of Hope’s agricultural training and resources, local farmers’ fields take on new life.

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What We Do

The best solutions are grown at home.

Through Convoy’s agriculture training, you give people the skills to break the cycle of poverty for themselves. Convoy’s agriculture specialists teach production methods that encourage long-term sustainable practices. With improved practices and larger yields, farmers are often able to give back to Convoy’s strategic feeding programs.

Since Convoy came to our village, I have learned that there is so much we can do in this village. I will definitely continue and work because my eyes are open now.

Tamang
Nepal

Statistics

By the numbers.

Training agriculture participants to grow more

Growth in the agriculture sector is two to four times as effective in raising incomes among the poorest compared to other sectors.

Agriculture training leads to bigger harvests

2016 analyses found that 65% of poor working adults make a living through agriculture.

Agricultural training helps farmers raise animals.

Of 570 million farms in the world, 500 million are family-owned.

Agriculture training helps increase yields of beans

More than 1 billion people globally rely on rice production for their livelihoods.

Agriculture training participants in their greenhouse

Family farms are responsible for at least 56% of agricultural production.

Peppers grown by agriculture training participants

Agriculture is also crucial to economic growth. In 2014, it accounted for one-third of global gross domestic product (GDP).

Impact

From the ground up.

55,200+

Individuals Trained in Agriculture to Date

23,900+

Participants in 2021

7,800+

Attendees at Agriculture Training Sessions in 2021

14

Countries With Agriculture Programming in 2021

Approach

Cultivating sustainable communities through agriculture training.

Convoy of Hope works alongside local communities to create sustainable sources of nutrition in order to increase food security.

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Agricultural Training

Agriculture is complex. Ever-changing variables like soil health, climate, and pests can have a major impact on all aspects of production. Training in agricultural best practices equips farmers with life-changing knowledge and the ability to grow more.

From kids in school to commercial farmers, Convoy teaches the most effective agricultural practices for each community. This is done by:

  • Facilitating hands-on agricultural projects at schools.
  • Training participants to produce and preserve food so their families have access to year-round nutrition.
  • Engaging farmers in food production and preservation on a community or commercial scale.
Child participates in agriculture training

Extension & Research

Through relationships with local governments, colleges, scientists, and businesses, Convoy of Hope is conducting practical research that establishes new farming benchmarks in areas struggling with food insecurity.

harvest of melons by agriculture training participants

Production

By working to foster food-secure communities, Convoy is exploring long-term solutions to systemic problems. Techniques on food storage, processing, and preservation are being implemented. These methods help local farmers and economies thrive while promoting global food security.