AGRICULTURE

Capax World sees agriculture as key to addressing malnutrition and poverty, and develops small- and large-scale agricultural projects to provide communities with lasting sources of food and income. We emphasize sustainable agriculture techniques, including organic farming, permaculture, crop diversification, and  strengthening the agricultural supply chain for the benefit of small-hold farmers.

Each Capax project begins with identifying local needs and challenges, recognizing that it takes a comprehensive approach to make a project successful. As we train and build, we break down barriers such as lack of energy, water, inputs, refrigerated storage, and transportation. Capax World programs include comprehensive education, ongoing training and need assessment, access to high-quality, affordable inputs, and the formation of collectives to connect farmer families.

Capax World agriculture is increasing food security, creating jobs, improving nutrition and health, transferring technology, encouraging innovation, enhancing local supply chains for the benefit of small-hold farmers, and training local leaders to continue and expand programs in their communities.

Small-hold farmers north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, are provided with training, organic inputs and cooperative representation in the agricultural supply chain at the Tonle Chum Farm and Education Center and the Healthy Environment, Body, and Mind Program.

In the U.S. and Mexico, Capax World is working with local community leaders to develop small-scale agriculture programs (“Capax Micro-Ag”) at schools, orphanages, shelters and churches, to provide sustainable food sources and training where needs are greatest.

Innovations include new crops, crop rotation, cover crops, early agricultural education, dryland farming, and improvement of livestock.

Our chicken initiative helps farmers and families learn how to raise chickens successfully via internet, farm, and school-based programs. Our fun and informative Chickens.org website provides resources, encourages best practices, and includes chicken-themed education and entertainment.