And remember, a little can go a long way. For example, in Haiti the difference between a child going to school and not going to school is only $50/year in school fees, which is out of reach for the majority of families. Our Haitian staff report that 74% of improved rabbit producers working with FTF are able to send their children to school.
|Volunteer Trevor Hylton discusses butternut squash packaging with Hauraruni FFS Chairman and Packaging Facilities Manager|
|Volunteer Mark Kopecky discusses forages in Nicaragua|
With the assistance of Farmer to Farmer, milk quality is improving. The producers have changed their practices and are better controlling mastitis, managing the hygiene and timing of the milk process. This improvement of quality allows for producers to receive $0.28/liter compared to $0.25/liter previously.
|Volunteer Ben Faber demonstrates tree pruning in the DR|
|Beekeeper Oles Basille (right) proudly shows off a gallon of his honey with FTF Country Coordinator Benito Jasmin|
Commercial rabbit production units (30-50 does) have increased from 1 to 10; Family commercial rabbit production units (avg. 12-16 does) have increased from 0 to 20; and Individual rabbit production units with 4-6 does have increased from 24 to 1090 and those with 2 does have increased from 7 to 600.