Completed Project Report


Implementing risk management practices to improve economic viability with 60 socially disadvantaged producers in Chaparral, NM.

  • Award Amount: $49,995
  • Regional Center: Western 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 60 socially disadvantaged producers in Chaparral, New Mexico”; accomplished its essential tasks and objectives, and is met or exceed end-of-project milestones.
This project incorporated 22 classroom-style workshops and discussions around concrete scenarios. Hands-on trainings in 9 field demonstrations to reinforce educational concepts.


This Project had 68 participants; these limited-resource farmers will expand production and apply Risk Management for food safety and financial advancement. Evaluation of SOLAR's 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 68 participants, that completed any part of our training program: 100% (68/68) will implement business and strategic planning; 95% (68/65) understand food safety liability; 100% (68/68) will implement product and enterprise diversification; 100% (68/68) will implement marketing plans and strategies.

Number of Participants: 68

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