Before presenting data and analysis, it should be understood that this report examines life in the rural Grand Anse from the perspective of resiliency and adaptation. People living in the region are adapted to 200-plus years of natural and manmade calamities. Natural calamities include droughts, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project is funded through the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the Presidential Feed the Future Initiative, which strives to increase agricultural productivity and the incomes of both men and women in rural areas who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
In fiscal year 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) awarded funding to CARE International and its partners, Action Contre La Faim International (ACF) and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), to implement a Title II development food assistance program in Haiti.1 The four-year Kore Lavi Program directly supports the Government of Haiti’s (GOH) social protection efforts
Haiti is one of the least developed countries in the world and has faced many challenges in its development process due to its vulnerability to natural disasters and fragility. The frequent natural disasters are particularly devastating because they directly affect the large share of the population that lives in rural areas and depends on agriculture as a primary livelihood source.
In 2009 the United States committed $3.5 billion to start the global Feed the Future Initiative to reduce poverty and increase agricultural production in resource-poor countries. The initiative emerged in response to the G8 L’Aquila Summit, during which global leaders met to address food insecurity around the world. Introduced in Haiti in 2011, the initiative brought an existing US Agency for International Development–funded watershed management project, the Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environmental Resources (WINNER), under the Feed the Future umbrella.
Pursuant to the transition from emergency to recovery and development recently undergone in Haiti, IOM Haiti has produced this Strategic Plan, which outlines strategies and priorities for IOM in Haiti for the next two years. This strategic plan articulates the organization’s priorities and identifies its approach to address current and emerging issues.
Le département de l’Artibonite a été, pendant longtemps, considéré comme le principal grenier de la République d’Haïti pour avoir assuré une certaine autonomie du pays en ce qui a trait à sa production rizicole, et à sa part importante dans la production d’autres produits agricoles.
The Haitian economy is still recovering from the January 2010 earthquake albeit at a slower pace than anticipated. Prudent macroeconomic policies have helped keep inflation in the single digits and improved the external position. However, less than anticipated capital spending coupled with a series of disasters, including a cholera outbreak and tropical storms, has slowed down the reconstruction and economic recovery.
This report provides an integrated multi-sector analysis for ten communes in the southwest coast of the South Department of Haiti, designed to serve as a baseline for a larger ongoing monitoring platform. The new data contained within this study is meant to inform decision-makers, guide policymakers and support ongoing project design.
Le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010 a créé, en Haïti, une situation sans précédent. Ses répercussions gigantesques ont touché toutes les sphères et tous les secteurs de la société et se sont étendues bien au-delà des zones directement affectées.