Trees That Feed Foundation received a generous grant from Conservation, Food & Health Foundation, to fund a training trip for Haitian farmers and agronomists to travel to Jamaica, to learn techniques in fruit tree propagation, planting and care. The trip took place between November 1 and 11, 2015.
Training topics covered included root culture, stem culture, grafting, air layering, orchard layout, pruning, and processing of fruit into
Haitian farmers at Hope Gardens nursery for training
salable post-harvest products. Based on participant feedback the training trip was very successful.
Training was led by Dr Seymour Webster, lecturer at CASE, with strong support from Mr Alfred McLean, Joseph Johnson, Zavier Gray, Keith Thomas, Locksley Waites and Cynthia and Trevor Willis.
TTFF believes that this kind of assistance, “teach a man to fish,” is superior to typical
efforts of providing excess unwanted food and other products from developed countries. Each participant in the training is expected to return to their organization and pass on the knowledge they’ve gained.