Embracing Global Virtual Hub Centers
Harvest (SH) is making a strategic change in operations. We
realize a more contemporary outreach approach is needed to reach millions of
unaffected small farmers in the world. Virtual information
is needed to dissemination hands-on training and demonstration with face-to-face follow-up is
needed. The online and emerging digital and internet technology revolution drives our new approach. SH will now strive to capture market share in low cost virtual food business incubation services with small farmers. Our major approach is to build backward and forward linkages among a network of similar technology hubs in selected communities in the US, Africa and Caribbean.
We will build our capacity to disseminate and
retrieve real time distance learning and training to improve small farmers and their food
business performance. This includes but
is not limited to vegetable production with hoop houses, improved natural and
organic crop production methods, Integrated Pest Management, nutrient recycling
to improve soils, appropriate technology, irrigation efficiency, food safety,
pack house operations, direct marketing, farm cooperative business organizing
and etc. We would still maintain the flexibility of conducting face-to-face
experiential learning in Forrest City, AR through workshops, short courses,
tours and demonstration.