Technical training and assistance to smallholder farmers will cover three main areas:
1. Increase organic and sustainable food production by developing and strengthening grower groups around group organic production, certification, marketing, and distribution systems.
2. Improve agricultural and agribusiness operations, inputs, organic agricultural extension, marketing, and innovative farm credit approaches.
3. Support Jamaican local food security and resiliency projects by providing rural and urban educational programs and technical support in organic farming and gardening, community gardening, and Permaculture land management practices.
As the southeastern U.S. shares similar climate conditions with the Caribbean, the program will source volunteers by tapping into these successful organic and Permaculture communities fostering a strong cultural and economic links between these two regions.