Hope in Every Harvest

Through our Agriculture program, Convoy of Hope equips impoverished farmers and families with the skills, tools and seeds to produce life-sustaining crops. Tens of thousands of meals are harvested each year for our Children’s Feeding program, which simultaneously generates income for local farmers.

Why Agriculture?

Food security is crucial for communities and families around the world. When we help farmers increase their communities’ and families’ food security we can play a part in transforming the lives of countless people by lifting them out of dependence on others.

Our Agricultural program was piloted in Haiti where farmers do not have access to best management practices to the technology they have available. After being trained in agronomy, farmers in the program are now growing their own crops that are producing food that supplies their families and helps sustain our children’s feeding efforts in Haiti.

As part of our Agricultural program we’re also educating schools, churches and orphanages in countries like El Salvador and Nepal, how to start and maintain urban gardens.

Our Impact

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    16,629 16,629

    participants trained in agriculture to date.
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    2,522

    new participants in 2017.
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    3,826

    individuals trained in agriculture in 2017.
  • 478

    gardens started in 2017.
  • 7

    countries in which we train farmers.

Our Approach

  • Assessment

    We use the best tools available to assess the local culture, context of living environments and the economic situation to understand the real food security needs in the local community.

  • Education

    Farmers are educated through curriculum, workshops and local agronomist and technicians. We strive to take the best science to the farmers. As we make agronomy education available, we also increase the information flow to as many in the community as possible.

  • Implementation

    This program strives to assist the farmers in implementing the best agronomic practices in the fields in both pilot and large scale projects.

Jason Streubel, Ph.D.

Director of Agriculture

Jason Streubel, aka “Dr. Dirt,” joined our team in 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Washington State University. He has built numerous agriculture projects customized to the needs in the areas we serve. Streubel believes that ending poverty depends heavily on food security and locally sustainable agriculture solutions.

Locally Grown Meals

Our Agriculture work is not just about helping farmers. It’s also about feeding children. Our work in Haiti is a perfect example. Since 2011, we’ve trained 2,600 individual farmers on the island nation in best management practices for culturally relevant agriculture. This increased yields by 300 percent! Last year, that work culminated in 1,263,489 meals for our Children’s Feed Program — locally grown in Haiti from farmers we’ve worked with and trained.

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