Chesa arrived at the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in 2018 with few belongings and no place to call home.
SALT Agri-Plus is teaching Ghanaians improved ways of sowing seeds and farming by using natural materials to cultivate and reduce erosion.
The increased harvest of these beans helped Laurent pay for education. Today one of his children is an engineer and another is an agronomist.
Despite adequate resources, farmers often lack the knowledge and training for reviving fields to raise crops to provide for their families.
As our Agri-Plus technician Edmond says, “I used to be happy with a three-fold harvest, but now I look for ways to increase my yields every year.”
When the SALT Agri-Plus program started in Anowora’s camp, it provided her with the opportunity to support herself and her young son.
What was once Bangladesh’s only wild game reserve forest is now home to the largest refugee camp in the world. The Rohingya people fled senseless violence and pillaging of their villages in Myanmar and made their homes in this forested area in Bangladesh. In less than a year, the refugee settlement grew to over a… Read more
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