José Domingo Moreira Blandón is a farmer in Providence, Nicaragua, where he cares for his children and grandchildren. Even though José suffers from arthritis in his knee, he loves working the fields every day — so he was very proud to become a local Agricultural Promoter.
In his three training workshops, José learned about the importance of crop diversification and how to protect the soil — like having live barriers and properly organizing the plots. He’s now growing more than 19 different plant varieties and has established a community nursery, where he shows other farmers how to make compost and use natural pesticides.
Says José, “For me, it is a great opportunity to better my piece of land, have better nutrition results and improve my economy.”