Farmers of the Future is the brainchild of Professor Dov Pasternak, a world-renowned agricultural scientist who has devoted the last decade to helping subsistence farmers in Africa adopt modern farming practices and raise their income. But Dov found adult farmers to be very resistant to change. So he came up with the idea of teaching these concepts to children when they are still open-minded and receptive. Dov’s idea for Farmers of the Future made a big impression on John and Judy Craig, founders of Eliminate Poverty Now, and Robin Mednick, founder of Pencils for Kids. They agreed that this was a powerful idea that could help transform how agriculture was practiced throughout Niger. They committed to help turn Professor Pasternak’s dream into reality and a wonderful partnership was formed.
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