In 2017, Field of Hope established “Students in Agriculture Grants, to encourage the teachers who are already focused on preparing youth for ag-related futures, and to inspire students by enhancing their learning experiences through various agriculture-related projects, demonstrations, and field trips.

Otino Waa applied for the Field of Hope “Students in Agriculture” grant. The secondary ag students will be involved in this introduction to cash crops with a project to start 1000 Arabica coffee seedlings and a number of vanilla cuttings. The grant will provide trees to shade the coffee plants, and will “expand their knowledge and vision beyond the local crops…, and introduce them to more advanced techniques to manage higher maintenance crops”.

For more information and a link to the application form, please go to Partner With Us / Students in Agriculture Grant.