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.
Food preparation specialists have helped popular class Haitians adapt to the increasing obstacles to preparing meals at home and increasing poverty while still allowing them to obtain high calories at low cost. In the process they also earn income to support themselves and their families and invigorated the local economy.
This study is about the very important topic of how to get RUFTs (Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods) onto the popular Haitian market. Haiti is 1/3rd of an island with…
The market research presented in this report is drawn from several phases of investigation in Haiti’s Plateau Central (hereafter referred to as the Plateau) commissioned by the Clinton Foundation (hereon referred to as CF) and facilitated by TechnoServ Haiti, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to “business solutions to poverty.”
Everyone who has been to Port-au-Prince, Haiti remembers the street scenes of market women sitting along the roads with their commerce hoping to earn some money. For some of these women, their hopes have become reality as they make more money than Haiti’s average. These are ordinary rural women who were able to rise above the rest. What makes these entrepreneurs more successful than their colleagues?
On average, Haitians consume 70,000-80,000 tons of beans per year. The large majority of beans found in Haitian markets are produced locally. In 2009, Haitian farmers produced approximately 80% of beans consumed. Imports usually account for about 10-15%, and food aid accounts for the remaining 5-10%. Imports and food aid fluctuate depending on national production, for example food aid and imports increased in huge proportions following the 2008 cyclones.
Across the globe, Oxfam Great Britain (OGB) has a long tradition of creating sustainable impact in the communities it serves. However, time and resource constraints often mean that programme results are not fully assessed, documented and shared with staff or the general public. Recognising the power of good data dissemination, OGB embarked on a new initiative in early 2009