Geographers are challenged to explain "the why of where." This study grapples with "whys" of peasant subsistence in contemporary rural Haiti. Cultural ecology, one of the fundamental themes in cultural geography, examines the interplay between cultural traditions and the realities of subsistence in a given physical environment.
This overview highlights the achievements, end-of-project status and recommendations resulting from the execution of a goat production improvement project in Haiti between June 1984 and May 1987. The project was implemented jointly by the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR) and Winrock Inter national Institute for Agricultural Development as an expansion and extension of a previous 3-year effort that established the foundation goat herd and infrastructure necessary for initiating the improvement of the goat production sector.