Haroun Hallack is an agriculturist, having received an Associates Degree in tropical agriculture and sustainable rural development. He worked on his family farm in Sierra Leone, West Africa, growing several varieties of vegetables and other staple crops, including hot peppers, rice, and sweet potatoes. He also worked with local farmers promoting sustainable food production systems by disseminating information on agricultural techniques and dry land farming practices. He taught farmers composting, nutrient management, seed production, plant variety selection, crop rotation, dry season irrigation, integrated pest management, and value addition.
Among his accomplishments were the dissemination of several appropriate technologies suited for small tropical farms, including small machines and rainwater catchment systems.
More than a decade of organic farming experience, he has also gained extensive training in sustainable agricultural technologies and renewable energy applications such as solar electric, solar hot water, and green building. He holds a B.A. from Shepherd University…