The Six-Second Project's agriculture programs emphasize increasing food security, building economic self-sufficiency, and educating the next generation of smallholder farmers. This includes providing technical assistance in crop and livestock production in communities where children face chronic hunger and food insecurity. As poverty is often the underlying condition leading to hunger and malnutrition, our solutions not only teach communities to produce their own food, but also include longer-term business planning and training so that excess crops, fish, and meat can be sold to generate extra income.
Through our Farmers Without Fences program, the Six-Second Project also recruits volunteer farmers and livestock producers to transfer technical knowledge to farmers in developing countries. This is one of our signature programs because we believe food security depends on training future farmers to succeed. Since an estimated 75% of the world's poorest citizens are farmers, young children increasingly see no futures for themselves in farming careers. This alarming trend could lead to further food insecurity if younger generations ultimately lose knowledge of food production.
Parasitic worms (helminths) are a key contributor to malnutrition among children, as the parasites rob essential calories and nutrients from the children’s bodies. Worm infections often strike during the most critical stages of a child's development, potentially resulting in permanent damage to physical and cognitive development. The Six-Second Project and our partner, INMED Partnerships for Children, are implementing a school-based program in Peru to administer deworming medication generously donated by Johnson & Johnson.