A $10,000 Project Grant was awarded to Clinica Verde in May of 2021 for the teaching of biointensive agro-ecological practices to coffee farmers in Nicaragua. Clinica Verde selected 81 families (362 members) in three communities in the Municipality of Boaco: Loma de Cafén, Peña de Cafén and La Reyna. The 81 families were trained in the bio-intensive method and were provided seeds (tomatoes, chiltoma, celery, onions, carrots, lettuce, cucumber, pipian, squash) for their gardens. 72% of the families have land for harvesting, 28% of the families do not have land for food use but have a small patio. At the final evaluation, 100% of the families have a garden to grow vegetables to improve their diet and nutrition, and 98% improved their income.
Blog #219: Project Grant Update: Clinica Verde