This analysis examines woodfuel sustainability in Haiti and explores the impacts of near- term household energy interventions. Woodfuels represent nearly 80% of Haiti’s primary energy supply and the country has long been considered an archetypal case of woodfuel-driven deforestation
Before Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4th, households in Haiti were struggling to recover from: several years of drought, exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015 the consequences of the 2010 earthquake, the continued cholera outbreak that followed the 2010 earthquake.
This report presents the findings of the field research conducted in Haiti, primarily in the Central Plateau region, that identified and evaluated the main actors, product flows and opportunities for hot peppers (piman or piman bouk in Creole) and groundnuts (pistach in Creole).
The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) presents an overview of the private sector in Haiti1. The basis for this report was drawn from the Final Integrated Report on a Strategy for Haiti, which was originally developed for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).2 It was intended to inform the MIF’s strategy in Haiti.
This document is structured in three main parts. The first part provides an overview of the current mango market at the international and national level, as well as a description of the importance of agriculture and mango in Haiti. The next two parts are products of interviews and workshops with almost all of the actors of the mango chain in southern Haiti. These parts include a description of the mango chain for the region and its actors, constraints analysis and recommendations.
Haiti is known throughout the Caribbean, Americas and Europe for the quality and creativity of its handicrafts, especially metalwork. The capacity of the handicrafts industry to turn that advantage into a larger and growing market share is constrained by a number of factors.