The SALT Agri-Plus program is helping farmers in developing countries find a way out of hunger.Our goal is to help farmers find solutions to these problems.
Haitian farmers are excited about a new variety of bean they learned about through CAM’s SALT Agri-Plus program. The new yielded 57% more than the other.
Elijah is a small-scale farmer in Ghana, Africa. Before he became a SALT Agri-Plus member, it was difficult to provide for his family. He did not have a good way to store his grain, and insects and mice raided his food supply. “To feed my family, I had to go into debt,” he said.
Thousands of acres of farmland lie underutilized across Ghana, Haiti, and Cambodia. If used to its full potential, this land could provide food and income for desperately needy families. Our goal for the SALT Agri-Plus program is to work together and learn with local farmers what simple farming practices could make their fields and gardens… Read more
In a place known for its deep poverty, Haitian farmers are discovering how to use their agricultural resources to provide for themselves without depending on foreign aid. These farmers in Haiti are learning improved farming practices through Agri-Plus, an aspect of CAM’s SALT Microfinance Solutions program. The program teaches soil conservation and helps farmers experiment… Read more
NORTHERN GHANA is a land of extremes. Dry season lasts for five to six months, and then rainy season often brings a heavy deluge that causes ‑ flooding, rotting crops, and collapsing adobe houses. Sometimes the rains begin so sporadically that farmers are unable to plant their seeds at the right time. All these… Read more
Haiti, the poorest state in the Western Hemisphere, faces overpopulation, soil erosion, erratic weather, pollution, and deforestation. Functional literacy is estimated at less than 25 percent and nearly a third of the working-age populace is unemployed. Abundant aid has flowed into Haiti over the last decades. While this is well intended, and much has been… Read more