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Help Jamaican Students Become Organic Farmers
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Help employ Jamaican Agriculture Students on an Organic, climate-smart Farm and help safeguard job and food security. More

JAMAICAN AGRICULTURE STUDENTS NEED YOUR HELP!

Through our ‘Young Soldiers for Food Security’ program, Farm Up Jamaica Ltd. has been giving students, from several agriculture schools, the opportunity to gain practical farming experience by working on our an Organic farm- every weekend. We have been providing them with transportation, room and board, and a stipend to inspire them to create a vision for themselves that can positively impact their communities while preparing them to transition into Jamaica’s next generation of environmentally-conscious farmers. When these students graduate, we will offer them job placement with profit sharing and entreprenuership opportunities in order to incentivize and promote the much-needed farming profession.

Student Inspecting Onions He Grew In S. Manchester

Every US$40 contribution will fund one (1) student's working weekend visit on a farm. Over 300 students will gain practical organic-farming experience while helping to reduce the importation of food into the country! In 2016, select students will be assigned their own 1-acre farms complete with business plans, markets and assistance. With your help, these students will carry the torch and help safeguard food security by becoming the next generation of, Jamaican agri-entrepreneurs. Students and Volunteers On the Ginger Farm

Farm Up Jamaica Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to help repair a Jamaica’s agriculture sector through sustainable, climate-smart, organic farming. Most people in Jamaica believe that farming is for the poor. Not many farmers on the island have been trained to do large-scale farming and resort to subsistence farming just to get by. Most farming is performed through conventional techniques, which are not conducive to our environment or to our health.

Organic Peppers Grown By Students

Since Jamaican farmers are an aging population, we have realized that there is a very real need for a new group of agriculturists who love to farm. Agriculture students are Jamaica's future. With your help these passionate students can continue to take their roles seriously. Donate Now! 

Student Picking Peppers

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$20 USD
A Special Thank You From Students
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This is an emailed letter prepared by a group of students that will work on an organic farm for a weekend together. They will all sign in appreciation of your contribution toward their visit.
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$40 USD
A Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt
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Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt similar to the one pictured in the profile worn by the student farmer.
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$120 USD
$25 Gift Cert to Sam's Bread and Butter Express
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Sponsor 3 students and receive a $25 gift certificate from Sam's Bread & Butter Express. The fast, easy way to send groceries to relatives in Jamaica. Place your order from anywhere in the world. www.breadandbutterexpress.com
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$200 USD
Visit A Farm Up Jamaica Organic Farm
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Sponsor 5 Students and Visit A Farm Up Jamaica Organic Farm... We are growing organic food to help feed a nation and you can get to see how it's all done. Spend a day learning organic farming techniques and tasting organically grown foods.
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