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.
The agriculture and construction sectors are two of Haiti’s main employment engines. Construction, in particular, is a dynamic source of existing and potential new jobs. Vocational education is necessary to prepare job candidates to meet the needs of employers. In the Saint-Marc area, the reopening of EMAVA has the potential to fill a vacuum in technical education left when the school closed more than a decade ago.
Haiti is one of the poorest and most severely hunger-stricken countries in the world (GHI 2013). Its contradictions are jarring: although Haiti has the largest relative agrarian population in the Western Hemisphere and relatively less land inequality than the rest of the region (Smucker et al. 2000; Wiens and Sobrado 1998), it is extremely food insecure. Almost 90 percent of the rural population lives below the poverty line (FAO 2014; IFAD 2014), and Haiti relies on food imports for 60 percent of national consumption (OXFAM 2010).
This report describes baseline data collected to help assess Root Capital’s impact on coffee production in one of its target regions of Haiti. The survey focused on farmers in the Savannette-Baptiste area of the Departement du Centre. Most of the respondents were members of cooperatives working with Root Capital (n=151); some were not (n=52).
Coffee and mango contribute significantly to Haiti’s agricultural gross domestic product and export revenues. Generating income valued at US$11 million in 2011, mango has become one of the country’s most important export commodities. In contrast, coffee exports steadily declined from $7 million to $1 million between 2000 and 2010, even though demand for high-quality Haitian coffee has actually increased on the global market.
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.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest countries in the world, with 55 percent of the population living below the poverty line of $1.25 per day. Agriculture is central to the Haitian economy, employing approximately 60 percent of the population and serving as the primary source of income in rural areas.
This document is structured in three main parts. The rst part consists of an overview of the current coffee market at the international and national level as well as a description of the importance of agriculture and coffee in Haiti. The next two parts are a product of interviews and workshops with almost all actors of the coffee chain in southern Haiti; these parts include a description of the coffee chain for the region and its actors, constraints analysis and recommendations.
A Seed System Security Assessment (SSSA) was carried out in Haiti in May-June 2010. The work assessed the impact of the 12 January 2010 earthquake on households and agricultural livelihoods, including possible changes in assets, land holdings, labor availability, income generation activities, crop profiles and seed use.
The objective of the Department du Southeast study (per Scope of Work 1-2) was to expand AMAP learning about value chains in conflict- and disaster-affected environments with the goal of helping design early responses for ensuring survival (market systems could supply food and essential items or services related to priority survival needs)...