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February 12, 2015

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For more than five years, Feed the Future West/WINNER (FTF West/WINNER) has worked to identify opportunities to improve irrigation water access sustainably, while reducing the risk of floods and increasing agricultural productivity. At the Rivière Grise in the Cul-de-Sac corridor, FtF West/WINNER has constructed a water diversion structure to provide permanent water to up to 8,500 hectares of agricultural land, while limiting water levels to prevent flooding. The project has also rehabilitated several irrigation canals within the system and installed gates to control water distribution. Water distribution will be managed by the water user association AIRG, which collects user fees toward the regular maintenance of the irrigation system. Thanks to these investments, irrigation water will be provided to 10,000 farmers who will be able to grow at least two crops per year with a net income of $2,500 per hectare. This represents annual earnings of approximately $20 million for farmers of the Rivière Grise irrigation system.
 

Objectives of FtF West/WINNER

January 29, 2014

Overview

The overall goal of the Leadership, Management, and Sustainability Program (LMS/Haiti) is to strengthen the leadership and management skills of Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) to respond to the challenges of reproductive health commodity security and the delivery of quality family planning and other health services.
 

Objectives

January 29, 2014

Overview

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, was the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in 200 years, resulting in approximately 230,000 deaths and an estimated 300,000 injuries.  People suffered bone fractures, paralysis, limb loss (estimates as high as 4,000 quake-related amputations), spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve damage, and mental trauma. 
January 29, 2014

Overview

The fight against corruption at all levels of government, business, and non-governmental organizations is a global problem.  In Haiti, which traditionally ranks low on Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index scale, the problem is acute, especially in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake with its massive influx of foreign aid.  
 
January 29, 2014

Overview

Haiti has one of the highest rates of undernutrition among women and children in the Americas.  Based on the 2012 Demographic and Health Survey, 22 percent of Haitian children under the age of five are stunted, 5 percent are wasted, and 11percent are underweight.  
 

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