Completed Project Report


“Implementing risk management practices to improve economic viability with 80 socially disadvantaged producers in San Elizario, Texas"

  • Award Amount: $49,995
  • Regional Center: Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Rigoberto Delgado
  • Email: rigo@immigrantfarmers.org
  • Organization: National Immigrant Farming Initiative Inc.

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Project Overview

“Implementing risk management practices to improve economic viability with 80 socially disadvantaged producers in San Elizario, Texas “; accomplished its essential tasks and objectives, and is met or exceed end-of-project milestones.
This project incorporated 38 classroom-style workshops and discussions around concrete scenarios. Hands-on trainings in 9 field demonstrations to reinforce educational concepts.
Technical on farm field demonstrations assistance were provided to participants project farmers to identify, analyze, and implement appropriate risk management strategies. A total of 56 One-on-one technical assistance were provided with visits by the field coordinators and co-director to address specific issues.


This Project had 87 participants; these limited-resource farmers will expand production and apply Risk Management for food safety and financial advancement. Evaluation of Huerto Amistad collective achievements through surveys, evaluation forms, interviews, focus groups, observations and conversations demonstrated how family-scale farming can overcome structural inequities to improve food access, health, and economic outcomes.
On this project out of the 87 participants, that completed any part of our training program: 100% (87/87) will implement business and strategic planning; 95% (87/83) understand food safety liability; 100% (87/87) will implement product and enterprise diversification; 100% (87/87) will implement marketing plans and strategies.

Number of Participants: 87

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