IFOSuD’s farm is a groundbreaking project; we have high hopes that this farm will provide an income to sustain IFOSuD’s staff and operations. It is manned by IFOSuD beneficiaries to assist their technical training as well as IFOSuD staff. The produce is sold to local grocers and beneficiaries at a reasonable cost to improve the economy and aid our beneficiaries as they begin their own crops.
Two major infrastructure projects were completed at the farm in 2020. A 12,000 gallon water tank was constructed and a well was drilled. Also, a fence was constructed around the perimeter of the farm. The irrigation is vital to keep crops growing all year long, including the dry seasons. The fence is also a very important feature as it defines the border and keeps free range livestock out.
In 2021 shade tents and nurseries were built by IFOSuD and the Eden Project to provide a place to generate thousands of seedlings for FFH, trees for reforestation projects, including FFH, and to grow vegetables for resale.
A major project from 2022-2023 was the completion of the Discipleship Training Center. IFOSuD sees the future of the expansion of Farmer Field School and Future Farmers of Haiti throughout the country. To do so we need to be able to bring teachers from around the country to Leogane for training. The Discipleship Training Center will host trainings, conferences, graduation, and overnight guests. It also houses the Haiti office for IFOSuD. This is a huge asset and puts us in a position for the expansion of the program!!