Looking for alternatives in agriculture
Dear friends, I am Jhovany Tinoco born in the Yoro department. A picturesque town where the rain of fishes occurs located in the north-central region of the Republic of Honduras in Central America.
I want to share with you my experience. Through the years I have realised that agricultural cultivation practices were in charge of women. Later, the man was involved as responsible for family support. This has been a very sacrificial and inhuman activity, typical of peasant families dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of products for family consumption. Without financial compensation, this has caused and continues causing poverty.
Taking families to seek new ways of life survival such as illegal association, crime, and migration from the countryside to the city, also causing a high rate of illiteracy. Since parents used their children's workforce. Causing truancy as well as dropout.
On the other hand, the high malnutrition rate as notable in these families. This motivated me so that in the 80s I decided to take a career aimed at supporting the small producer, designing, and manufacturing equipment for animal traction. That it could facilitate agricultural work and the improvement of its roads to transport its crops. Offering this to small peasant families a more humanised work and with better yields in terms of production and productivity of their food.
And guaranteeing food security, not only for family consumption but also for the local market, improving the economy in their homes. And with an ecological component, since this equipment does not allow deforestation, soil erosion or contamination of the environment by the emission of gases since with it you can use: your mules, donkeys, horses, and oxen as animals of threw.
Translation by: Sheila Gálvez