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FAVACA Helping Haiti with Long Term Earthquake Recovery

The earthquake on January 12, 2010 killed 230,000, wounded 300,000 and rendered 1.2 million homeless. Half the buildings in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and Leogane have been destroyed including 23 hospitals. This crisis is of epic proportions will take a sustained, long-term commitment to meet Haiti's needs.

For more than 25 years, FAVACA has worked in Haiti supporting over 350 training projects with 800 volunteer technical experts impacting 8,000 individuals. FAVACA is currently raising funds to help Haitians recover and rebuild after this tragic disaster. You can help by:

Support Specific FAVACA Projects

FAVACA has had the privilege to support
so many wonderful and worthwhile projects
in our over 25 years of service to the
region. The State of Florida along with
many of our partners have provided
invaluable support over the years to enable
us to work to provide valuable training and
technical services.

News

SHADE HOUSE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING FOR YOUTH IN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) on behalf of the St. Kitts and Nevis Agricultural Youth Forum and the Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI) requested the assistance of FAVACA to provide training on shade houses and protective agricultural technology for extension officers, farmers and students. IICA recently provided two shade houses to two secondary schools as part of their program in technology and innovation.

NICARAGUA CATTLEMAN'S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES NUTRITION AND FORAGE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

The Cattleman's Association of Nicaragua (Comisión Nacional de Ganaderos - CONAGAN) held their third Congress from July 23-25, 2012. The Congress brings together over 400 participants including leading dairy experts from both the public and private sectors from across Central America and hosts forums on milk and meat production, food processing, markets and a variety of other topics.

PROTECTED AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Greenhouses and protected agriculture have increasingly been established in the past several years and expanded vegetable production has created more opportunities for residents of San Jose do Ocoa, Dominican Republic. Fundation Sur Futuro and the Association for the Development of San Jose de Ocoa (Asociación para el Desarrollo de San José de Ocoa - ADESJO) requested training on protected agriculture, disease management, irrigation best practices, and temperature and soil management.

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