Young farmer training in El Salvador

Young farmers require training to be successful in farming.

Many young farmers are unsuccessful when they start farming or try to diversify into areas of agriculture they are unfamiliar with.

S.H.A.R.E. provided resources (funds through grants from the Gay Lea Foundation and the Campbell Webster Foundation) for training 22 young men and women to start small, new sustainable agriculture enterprises in broilers, laying hens, turkeys, pigs, basic grains, coffee or cacao.

S.H.A.R.E. pays for professional training in the areas of agriculture young farmers are unfamiliar with.

Promote the Participation of Salvadoran Rural Youth in Agricultural and Socioeconomic Development. Sometimes it takes a little hope for youth to see a future, especially when there are only a few opportunities. S.H.A.R.E. encourages young people to be self sufficient, self employed and busy with meaningful work.
The goal of this project was to give young farmers an opportunity to diversify production for better family nutrition and to have some additional income. These young people raised on the land settlements established according to the Peace Accords after the civil war continue to face many challenges in their society – poverty, inequalities and violence – all resulting in a pull to migrate.

Project Contact Details

Project Leader: Carl Fletcher

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves. Upon retirement from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, I volunteered as a Projects Committee member. I am now Project Manager for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras projects. I am a Professional Agrologist and a Canadian Association of Farm Advisors member. I value that each S.H.A.R.E. project requires the beneficiaries to Pass on a benefit to others in recognition of the help the project has given them.


12801 Bramalea Rd., Caledon Ontario, L7C 2R1

ANTA, Gay Lea Foundation and the Campbell Webster Foundation

ANTA - Throughout history ANTA has been forged as an institution that advocates the rights of Salvadoran peasant workers.

Gay Lea Foods has a long and rich history of charitable giving.
In 2014, we created the Gay Lea Foundation, our own registered charity dedicated to supporting education, poverty relief, co-operative development and community well-being projects in the communities where our members and employees live, work and play – and in developing countries around the world.

Campbell Webster Foundation - makes grants annually to registered Canadian charities in support of social justice and economic equity projects in Latin America and Atlantic Canada.

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