Donate an Ox: Help Improve Crop Productivity

by Lambi Fund of Haiti
Vetted
May 6, 2014

More Oxplow projects: Responding to food security

plowed field expanding food production
plowed field expanding food production

The Lambi Fund continues to expand the capacity of rural farmers to bridge the gap by increasing production of Food as GWOFAMIL moves forward providing services to its mebership and the community to plow nearly double the field worked on previous year.  Our new Oxplow project is the Society for Agricultural development of Nip (SADN) that has 45 members (20 women and 25 men).  These farmers face the same major issue of low agricultural productivity and limited access to farming tools in their community.  They have  partnered with Lambi Fund to launch an ox-plow service for their members and the farmers in the community.

Lambi Fund is funding the purchase of six oxen and three plows and providing training on sustainable agriculture and organizational capacity building to the membership. This ox-plow service will provide members with access to oxen that can plow their fields affordably and efficiently. 

 

, Lambi Fund staff and 38 SADN members gathered in Lazil to launch the project. Now in full implementation, 25 members have received three days of training to upgrade their managerial capacity; 25 have participated in three days of agroforrestry training to enhance their skills in farming.

Completed activities thus far: 

  • The service, complete with three oxen-pulled plows, is up and running.
  • The organization has a treasury of 47,326 HTG  from service sales so far.
  • Forty-five SADN members have received training in organizational management and accounting principles.
  • SADN employs two people in the community as plow operators, and four members have received training in plow operation so far.
  • A total of 72  farmers request for plow service has been delivered.  28 requests are wait listed.                           A major challenge is the current drought, the area has not seen rain since August and is facing major water access for planting.  Climatic changes has become the focus of uncertaininty in the planting season.  Managing the unexpected extreme is one that is most difficult and can become a precursor to food shortages in spite of all the efforts that farmers are making.  the need to develop silos to store food is a primary need for all the nation at this point.  
expand production with ox plow service
expand production with ox plow service
From hoe to Ox plow, augmenting production
From hoe to Ox plow, augmenting production
from hoe to Ox plow augmenting food production
from hoe to Ox plow augmenting food production

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Lambi Fund of Haiti

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lambifund.org
Project Leader:
Marie Marthe Saint Cyr
Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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