So you want to help people in the tropics. Beautiful! The tropics are waiting for you. No matter what your abilities, you can make life better for others in the tropics. Your concern for the physical and spiritual well-being of people can be translated into fruitful service. Your first asset is your good will, your willingness to serve.
As you begin to get acquainted with the tropics, you will find that common problems include production and the use of food. Among the poor, those that most need your help, obtaining one's daily bread is a constant concern. This is not only a question of eating. It is first a matter of production, second of distribution and storage, and third of preparation of meals and balancing the diet.
Some Common Problems
Interaction of Agriculture and Human Welfare
Steps Toward Improving Small-Scale Tropical Agriculture
Cite this article as:
Martin, F.W. 1988. A Beginners Guide to Small-Scale Tropical Agriculture. ECHO Technical Note no. 16.