Farmer Field School


Farmer field schools differ greatly from other H.E.L.P. agriculture trainings. A farmer cooperative first requests H.E.L.P. to teach them how to grow a particular crop. Then, two farmer volunteers in the community go through a two week course lead by H.E.L.P. on how to grow the crop. They go back to their villages and use an entire growing season to train people within their community how to grow the crop effectively. H.E.L.P. oversees the project, but success depends on the leaders within the community.

Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Trainer of Trainers

A key factor of farmer field schools are facilitators or trainer of trainers. Once a person is trained by H.E.L.P. how to raise a certain crop, they are able to go and teach others within their own community.

Since they have a full understanding of how to farm the food without outside help, it is much easier for them to teach others.

facilitator training
field of cauliflower

Sponsor a Farmer in a Farmer Field School

Sponsor a farmer attending one of our farmer field schools for a year. The cost is $200 and changes the lives of a whole extended family and community.

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