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Banana Industry Management and Training

Fonsah

Partners of the America's Farmer-to-Farmer initiative aims to provide technical assistance to agricultural producers and organizations within Latin America and the Caribbean to adapt and to mitigate climate change. The organization requested FAVACA's assistance to identify an expert with experience in marketing and management of agricultural organizations to assess the technical needs of the Dominican Republic’s banana industry.

Wastewater Management Assistance in Dominican Republic

Yaque del Norte

The overall objective of the 2014-2018 Farmer to Farmer Program in the Dominican Republic is to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations to the unpredictable impacts of global climate change. By focusing on water management, we hope to achieve this objective through a multi-pronged approach that focuses on: 1) proper management of the Yaque del Norte river basin, 2) improved knowledge of producers, technicians, and community members on ways to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change on agricultural land, and 3) training on the promotion and implementation of strategies and technologies to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Sorghum Production in Haiti

 Prom

In Haiti, sorghum production and profitability have been shown to be limited by both biotic and abiotic stresses. To sorghum farmers, one of the principal components of sorghum production is achieving actual yield, which under subsistence farming can be challenging. In order to help, FAVACA sent Dr. Louis K. Prom, a United States Department of Agriculture employee, to Haiti in order to train farmers in the Dumilseau and Bas Groman regions. He was the best person for the job because of his extensive experience in the agricultural field of work in the United States and abroad. 

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