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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

December 16, 2013
The Haiti Hope Project is a five-year, $9.5 million public-private partnership among businesses, multilateral development institutions, the U.S. Government and nonprofits, designed to create sustainable economic opportunities for Haitian mango farmers and their families. The Haiti Hope Project is a public-private partnership comprised of The Coca-Cola Company; the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB); the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and TechnoServe.
 
November 8, 2013

USAID’s support will develop a market for cleaner cook stove technology and decrease the negative health and environmental effects of charcoal use. 

October 22, 2013

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been a chronic problem in Haiti for a number of years. USAID’s Support for Empowerment of Vulnerable Women in High Risk Environments project aims to strengthen and expand GBV programs at GHESKIO and two other affiliated sites in order to empower vulnerable women and reduce reliance on risky sex for economic survival.  

October 22, 2013

USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) guarantee program, established by Congress in 1999, unlocks private, local capital to support lending in critical growth sectors.  Since 2004, USAID/Haiti has supported the provision of financial products and services to under-served and out-of-reach households and enterprises through DCA partial credit guarantees.

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