Young Soldiers for Food Security
Young Soldiers for Food Security Program: 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 home 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 entrepreneurship opportunities in order to incentivize and promote the much-needed farming profession. Select students from this program will be assigned their own 1-acre farms complete with business plans, markets and assistance.
These students will carry the torch and help safeguard food security. Focus of this program:
- 1. Young farmers transition into Jamaica’s next generation of farmers
- 2. Job placement
- 3. Agri-students train to become Agri-entrepreneurs with profit sharing opportunities
- 4. Safeguarding food security