Haiti Hope was a $10 million mango project sponsored by Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and the Soros Foundation. The Haiti Hope Project’s primary objective is to raise the income of 25,000 mango farmers. The farmers will increase their income by over 100 percent on average after five years in the program.
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).
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.
There are many reasons for planting AOP trees beyond the original intent of cash-cropping, including improving fallow, providing shade, producing forage, and reducing soil erosion. All of these benefits of planting trees increase .the wealth of the farmer or prevent it from falling, even if they do not increase the farmer's cash flow.