Wellness Advocates recently had the opportunity to help with Farm Up Jamaica on our recent incentive trip.
They aimed to help Jamaica reduce its food imports, increase exports, create jobs, increase agri-entrepreneurship opportunities, and help reduce crime and poverty by putting idle hands to idle lands. Farm Up Jamaica achieves this by educating youth and distressed farmers in Organic Climate-Smart Agriculture, transitioning them into partnerships with local farmers and diaspora landowners, and creating agri-entrepreneurship by guaranteeing markets for them to sell to. The long-term effect will create micro-economies island-wide, which will have macro effects for the country.
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® provided funds that enabled Farm Up Jamaica to expand its pineapple farm. doTERRA® Wellness Advocates and staff provided volunteer labor to kick-start the project.