AtSource – How Farmer Field Schools are Brewing Sustainable Coffee
For farmers in the Quindío region of Colombia, a coffee education is proving a popular way of boosting livelihoods.
Access to educational resources, as well as technical skills development is uneven if not wholly unavailable in many places around the world, which denies people the opportunity to improve their economic conditions. Needs can range from the basics of reading and writing to the operation of advanced machinery and application of management processes and planning. Every culture is different, as are communities.
OGA’s Animal Feed and Protein (AFP) business supplies quality feed, and day-old chicks to support local production of fish and poultry. A network of technical experts across 35 states deliver on-farm technical advisory and training services to over 5,000 fish farmers.
AFP also provides Veterinary Traineeships, through which 50 university graduates received on-the-job training from senior farm supervisors to learn best-in-class poultry farming practices on topics such as biosecurity controls and vaccination methods.