Black beans and field peas are a staple of the Haitian diet mixed with rice.
Farmers learn how to measure rainfall for better farming
Organic composting for good soil management are important for agriculture to be sustainable.
Beds are prepared for intensive vegetable production.
Planting seeds for vegetables.
JP's plant nursery grows tree seedlings for Jatropha groves and reforestation.
A grove of jatropha interplanted with vegetables.
Mixed cropping puts together plants that complement each other and provide the stability that comes from diversity.
Melons, squash, okra, and field peas are planted to take advantage of seasonal rains.
Harvesting peanuts that are interplanted with other crops.
Farmers harvest peanuts planted between rows of jatropha.
Congo peas are a staple in the haitian diet.
In the field training.
Bees increase crop yields and their honey can be sold by families.
Bee hives are put out though out the fields for pollination, which leads to bigger yields of all crops.
JP uses its equipment to help rural communities prepare land for farming.
JP just finished preparing this land for a local association of small farmers.
JP's training and processing center is a hub for small farmers.
This photo of JP's work is a benchmark of what can be done on dry scrubland. What before was unused now produces agricultural yields for local communities.