To promote food security and environmentally friendly and climate smart agriculture; HPP Belize utilizes the Farmers’ Club Model (FC) created by the Federation for Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement.
The FC model was created in the 90s in South Africa. HPP Belize has adapted it to fit to the reality and conditions of the farmers and communities in Belize.
Farmers' Clubs mobilizes small farmers to form clubs of 15 to 20 people. A community outreach assistant and other experts train them in sustainable farming methods and introduces them to new ways of value-chain processing and marketing.
The model centers on inspiring farmers to embrace opportunities that will help them improve their lives. It provides them with the means to experiment with new techniques and empowers them to rise from poverty thru cooperation.