Nicaragua farmer works with Self-Help

Jairo Benjamin Flores is a small producer originally from a community located in the Pacific part of Nicaragua. He is part of a group of 14 farmers from the community who began to experiment and put into practice double row planting techniques as well as obtain Quality Protein Maize (QPM) which has a high percentage of protein, all promoted by Self-Help International.

Jairo began working with the Self-Help in 2019 and attended many training workshops. Through trial and error, he learned what it takes to succeed.

He said, “I feel very grateful to Self-Help International Organization for the support it gives us through the training and technical assistance to improve our planting methods and obtain better crop yields, as well as the introduction of new technologies, such as QPM and biofortified rice to rural families so we can improve our diet and our quality of life. I’m very grateful to be part of the family of this organization.”