Small scale farmers in developing countries in Central and South America lack access to appropriate and much needed farming inputs.
SHARE makes a difference by providing resources for farming and food production such as seeds, chicks, livestock, tree seedlings, small scale irrigation equipment and tools. Training and advice from the project’s agriculture technician as well as these appropriate farming inputs give these farmers ‘a hand up’ for success.
In a SHARE project it is common for groups of farm men and women to work cooperatively. This makes great use of the resources provided by SHARE.
With small scale irrigation equipment supplied in a SHARE project, many cooperative groups have been able to produce basic crops in the dry season, doubling their food production and ensuring food security.
Herds of goats and dairy cattle have improved the lives of many families. Many other families have benefited when the “pass on principle” expands the project.