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For several decades, Haiti has faced significant food insecurity and nutritional challenges. Chronically high levels of poverty coupled with soil erosion, declining agricultural productivity, and high population growth combine to make obtaining adequate food a daily struggle for many Haitians. It is estimated that, in some departments of the country, up to 30 percent of children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Although approximately 60 percent of Haitians work in agriculture, up to half of Haiti’s food is imported.
- Reached 140,000 Haitian families through the Mother and Child Health and Nutrition programs, which aim to prevent malnutrition in children under two years of age.
- Provided short-term employment (cash for work) to 14,500 families who participated in projects focused on stabilizing watersheds through the establishment of soil and water conservation structures and improving farm-to-market roads.
- Provided 48,576 students in 131 schools with one hot meal a day through Food for Education activities.
- Provided technical assistance to improve home gardens, increase crop production using improved seeds, multiply seeds, establish seedling nurseries, plant trees, construct soil and water conservation structures, and strengthen the efficiency of irrigation systems.
- Facilitated access by more than 4,000 farmers to high-yielding, drought-resistant, and short-cycle crop varieties to improve resiliency and yields.
- Helped 9,500 fishermen, goat herders, artisans, poor farmers, and female heads-of-households to improve production, build business expertise, increase access to credit, and improve market linkages through training and other support.
- Introduced improved seeds, fertilizer, and technologies to more than 55,000 farmers; these increased rice yields by 139 percent, corn yields by 448 percent, bean yields by 95 percent, and plantain yields by 56 percent in 2013 over the base year of 2009.
- Increased the total sales by farmers supported through Feed the Future West from $7 million in 2010 to $12.9 million in 2013.
- Developed new grafting technique for mangoes. Provided mobile collection centers, sorting tables, and plastic crates for mango harvesting. This increased mango sales by three farmer associations to exporters by 25 percent.
- Enrolled nearly 24,000 farmers, 46 percent of who are women, in the Haiti Hope project—a partnership among USAID, The Coca-Cola Company, the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund, and TechnoServe that aims to create opportunities for 25,000 Haitian mango farmers and their families.
- Increased the income of 5,000 cacao growers by a minimum of 25 percent through partnerships with private-sector entities to train farmers in cocoa production.
- Increased the economic benefits from sustainable natural resource management and conservation, benefitting nearly 1,200 people through ravine treatment, hillside rehabilitation, and improved technologies that have enhanced the quality of crop output.
- Trained close to 2,000 master farmers since the inception of the project in 2009.
- Provided over 22,000 families with monthly food vouchers.
Program Fact Sheets:
- Haitian Rice Farmers Double Their Yields
- Haitian Farmers Increase Yields and Visibility
- Four Years After the Earthquake, a Road to Market for Haitian Mangoes
- USAID Launches New Program to Help Prevent Hunger and Malnutrition in Haiti
- USAID Joins Forces With Heineken Subsidiary BRANA to Improve Haitian Farmers’ Livelihoods
- USAID Launches Five-Year Project to Boost Farmer Incomes and Promote Local Organizations in Northern Haiti
- Feed the Future North Fact Sheet
- Haiti's Greenhouse Revolution
- USAID Project Helps Farmers Cooperatives Crank Up Their Business
- Helping Haiti Recover Three Years Later
- Feed the Future Achieves Success in Horticulture
- Haitian Farmers Seeing Sprouts of Success
- USAID Eases Hardships of Haiti’s Earthquake Survivors
- Farmer Workshops Improve Lives
- Planting Seeds of Hope Brings Great Promise
- Beekeeping Industry Reinvigorated in Haiti
Last updated: February 11, 2014