Assistance International runs several agricultural projects to help people better their livelihood.
Assistance International works together with local farmers to improve their vegetable production. Better production means better income and a sustainable way to provide for their families.
Assistance International has built basic tunnel greenhouses and offers farmers regular and ongoing training and advice. By experimenting together and sharing best practices with local farmers, we help vegetable growers to reduce risks and diseases, improve their market position, and earn a better living.
Intensive Fruit Tree Growing
Assistance International works with local farmers on intensive fruit tree production. If planted close together, fruit trees can be productive and profitable even in the village yard close to home. Yielding a relatively large amount of fruit, intensive tree production can be a real contributor to family income.
Once families have learned improved and best practices such as pruning, integrated pest management, and harvest processing, it makes sense for them to invest in larger orchards themselves. Program results still need to be proven, for it takes several years for the seedlings to produce fruit.
In its history Assistance International has set up different chicken farms where good quality egg production business was demonstrated. Currently Assistance International is testing organic egg production as a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of creating extra income for farming families.