For more than a decade, Professor Charlotte Farin and the NC State Haiti Goat Project have joined the country’s struggle against rampant childhood malnutrition: the project provides high-protein lunch supplements to rural schools while working to improve the genetic stock of local goat herds.
Now they plan to expand, doubling the number of protein-rich meals provided to schools each month.
It’s a success story uniting agricultural know-how and academic data with the passion of local residents to help improve living conditions in the poorest country in the western hemisphere.
“We have a responsibility to help other people. That’s what this grew from,” Farin said. “Agriculture built the United States, and it’s a beautiful vehicle for helping build other societies as well.”