AFG S.A

Produce for feeding.

Our concept is based on promoting environmental education and developing agribusiness, creating agricultural farm, providing food to people.

Use Case

Why do householders depend exclusively on a food supply center? How can we increase fruit production in Haiti to reduce or eradicate malnutrition problems, as it is a major issue in many places around the world? Haitian householders use mature seedling production and AFG S.A composts to produce their own food at home in quantity and quality. So they can become self-sufficient in a desired agricultural product from the valuation of their reduced space. With AFG, farmers have the opportunity to make a very premature production of fruit trees and to reduce the temp by the implementation of the orchard and the production of fruit. With its measurements, agricultural products are available and accessible in quantity and quality to the local market.

Potential

First all of all, our project will educationally allow more people to understand how it is important to protect the environment by using biodegradable waste for producing food in small or big spaces. Moreover, our project will be able to create lots of employments for improving the sustainable development of the agribusiness sector entwined with other sectors. Secondly, our project will definitely encourage more people to consume bio-food in the future. Finally, our project will deeply reduce the risk of famine throughout the world by providing adequate nutrition, a clean and safe living environment.

Business Case

The business model of our concept is to set an agriculture farm for selling fruit trees with maturity of production, different types of tropical bio-fruits such as Mango Franscique, Bread fruit, avocado, compost (waste biodegradable), and a collecting center for transforming, conditioning and packaging food for national and international agriculture market.

Objectives:

  1. Developing sustainable development incentive measures, techniques to encourage people to plant trees by enhancing the plant cover.
  2. Instilling into people the interest of valorizing the waste biodegradable of the household, reusing certain containers for food production.
  3. Implanting a nursery for selling fruit trees, seedling production of vegetable crops. Using techniques of vegetative propagation.

Team AGRO-FOOD OF GRENADIER (AFG)

Jacmel, Haiti

Our Team

AFG team workshop / Published May 7, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

AFG team workshop

https://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/123273.aspx

Learning to work as a team and be creative is a concept that we have been developing through our experience. In fact, our project " Produce for Feeding" give us a chance to put together our input in order to remedy many issues, especially hunger and poverty that our community has been encountering for 30 years. As young professional we do realize that the time comes to step and step to gradually change the situation. Paving the efficient way and safe environment for the next generation is on our back. As we already know, the three most basic needs of human are Air (Breathing), Water, Food. How can we get food without producing? It would be complicated and impossible to live in if the world were totally a desert? Yet they way we are treating the planet is awful and start having negative on our lives. Thus AFG is committed to put our grain of salt in the meals just solve agricultural problems while fighting against hunger.

Mangoes at the farm- To market place / Published May 7, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Mangoes at the farm- To market place

https://lenouvelliste.com/lenouvelliste/article/148173/Exportation-de-mangues-Haiti-est-en-nette-progression-par-rapport-a-2014

It was nice for us to be at the public market while working on our project. The sellers and buyers were happy to meet us and share some difficulties they have get the agricultural product from the farm to the market place. That situation pushes us to go deeper and understands why people continue suffering of hunger in our community or in other places around the world. Most of the time, lack of production due to different types of problems that the farmers have been accoutering or no way to transport and conserve the product for a long period of time. This cause a shortage of food on the local market.

Pour-mieux-comprendre-la-problematique-agricole-en-Haiti / Published May 6, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Pour-mieux-comprendre-la-problematique-agricole-en-Haiti

http://lenouvelliste.com/lenouvelliste/article/119494/Pour-mieux-comprendre-la-problematique-agricole-en-Haiti

Agriculture Problem in Haiti.

Our common enemies "Hunger and Poverty"! / Published May 5, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Our common enemies "Hunger and Poverty"!

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/publication/beyond-poverty-haiti

Investing in People to Fight Hunger and Poverty in Haiti and in other places around the world.

Mangoes from the Production Farm / Published April 28, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Mangoes from the Production Farm

https://goodfruitguide.co.uk/product/madame-francique/

Madame Francique is a premium quality yellow mango. It is a large, flattened, kidney-shaped fruit with light-green skin which becomes slightly yellowish on ripening. The flesh is sweet with a rich flavour; orange in colour and with a low incidence of fibre: one of the best mangoes in the Caribbean.

“The mango tree is probably best known in Haiti. The fruit is highly esteemed and everywhere along the roads in the shade of small tents of sacking, we encounter sellers. Old and young, rich and poor, are pleased to taste this delicious tropical fruit that can be consumed without any preparation. The tree is usually large and covers a fairly wide area. Of graceful shape, it is one of the jewels of the flora of Haiti, beautifying the landscape, while providing the tired walker or worker the benevolent shadow of its thick foliage. The mango is valuable in this country or there are quite a number of varieties.”

Our Mission

Our mission is to allow people to grow their own crops, empower the use of the biodegradable waste for protecting the ecosystem; use efficiently all big or small spaces for cultivating food, in a short period of time, by using graft and marcottage method. Finally, to promote environmental education that will help more people to understand how it is crucial to produce for feeding.Thus, we aim to create a farm of production that will provide plants with mature production, seeds in our community

Our Background

We, AFG, is a group of young community service leaders and professionals, who are focus on promoting environmental education and agricultural production; contribute to reinforcing and improving the agricultural production of Haiti.Thus, we have strong desire to offer another alternative to the world about using big/small spaces to grow crops, be part of TFF community to keep promoting the efficient way of fighting against famine in our country. That's why we are participating in this challenge.

AFG team workshop / Published May 7, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

AFG team workshop

https://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/123273.aspx

Learning to work as a team and be creative is a concept that we have been developing through our experience. In fact, our project " Produce for Feeding" give us a chance to put together our input in order to remedy many issues, especially hunger and poverty that our community has been encountering for 30 years. As young professional we do realize that the time comes to step and step to gradually change the situation. Paving the efficient way and safe environment for the next generation is on our back. As we already know, the three most basic needs of human are Air (Breathing), Water, Food. How can we get food without producing? It would be complicated and impossible to live in if the world were totally a desert? Yet they way we are treating the planet is awful and start having negative on our lives. Thus AFG is committed to put our grain of salt in the meals just solve agricultural problems while fighting against hunger.

Mangoes at the farm- To market place / Published May 7, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Mangoes at the farm- To market place

https://lenouvelliste.com/lenouvelliste/article/148173/Exportation-de-mangues-Haiti-est-en-nette-progression-par-rapport-a-2014

It was nice for us to be at the public market while working on our project. The sellers and buyers were happy to meet us and share some difficulties they have get the agricultural product from the farm to the market place. That situation pushes us to go deeper and understands why people continue suffering of hunger in our community or in other places around the world. Most of the time, lack of production due to different types of problems that the farmers have been accoutering or no way to transport and conserve the product for a long period of time. This cause a shortage of food on the local market.

Pour-mieux-comprendre-la-problematique-agricole-en-Haiti / Published May 6, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Pour-mieux-comprendre-la-problematique-agricole-en-Haiti

http://lenouvelliste.com/lenouvelliste/article/119494/Pour-mieux-comprendre-la-problematique-agricole-en-Haiti

Agriculture Problem in Haiti.

Our common enemies "Hunger and Poverty"! / Published May 5, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Our common enemies "Hunger and Poverty"!

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/publication/beyond-poverty-haiti

Investing in People to Fight Hunger and Poverty in Haiti and in other places around the world.

Mangoes from the Production Farm / Published April 28, 2018 by Wickenson Gilot

Mangoes from the Production Farm

https://goodfruitguide.co.uk/product/madame-francique/

Madame Francique is a premium quality yellow mango. It is a large, flattened, kidney-shaped fruit with light-green skin which becomes slightly yellowish on ripening. The flesh is sweet with a rich flavour; orange in colour and with a low incidence of fibre: one of the best mangoes in the Caribbean.

“The mango tree is probably best known in Haiti. The fruit is highly esteemed and everywhere along the roads in the shade of small tents of sacking, we encounter sellers. Old and young, rich and poor, are pleased to taste this delicious tropical fruit that can be consumed without any preparation. The tree is usually large and covers a fairly wide area. Of graceful shape, it is one of the jewels of the flora of Haiti, beautifying the landscape, while providing the tired walker or worker the benevolent shadow of its thick foliage. The mango is valuable in this country or there are quite a number of varieties.”

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to allow people to grow their own crops, empower the use of the biodegradable waste for protecting the ecosystem; use efficiently all big or small ...Read More

Our Background

We, AFG, is a group of young community service leaders and professionals, who are focus on promoting environmental education and agricultural production; contribute to reinforcing and improving the ...Read More

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The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.