Mosaic Villages Project
In many areas of the world smallhold farmers, in particular, are trapped in a cycle of insufficient crop yields and poverty. Generally living on one acre of land or less, they often struggle simply to feed themselves — much less generate a surplus of food. With the world's ever-growing population, helping smallholders become more productive is imperative. READ MORE
In India, there is a strong and direct relationship among agricultural productivity, hunger and poverty. Many farmers struggle to produce enough food on small parcels of land. In fact, more than 70 percent of Indian farmers have only two hectares of land or less. In Mewat, one of India's most impoverished districts, Mosaic has partnered with the Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) to create Krishi Jyoti.
The Mosaic Villages Project in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, has grown since its inception in 2008 in both scale and success. HELPS International is our implementing partner. Their deep knowledge of the region combined with the expertise of the Mosaic agronomy staff has yielded impressive results which have drawn interest by other aid organizations as a possible scalable model for Central America.
Africa is a net importer of food today and will experience the greatest population increase of any continent over the next four decades. Today, food shortages affect 30 percent of the population, and the land has been largely stripped of nutrients due to poor management and inadequate fertilization. Yet, agriculture has the potential to be one of Africa's brightest hopes for economic development.