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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.
 

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October 22, 2013

The Haiti Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control Program is a joint effort between USAID, the Government of Haiti (GOH) Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP), and the GOH Ministry of Education to eliminate and control lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminths in Haiti.  USAID support for NTD control began in 2008 under the NTD Control Program (2006-2012) and continues under the ENVISION project (2011-2016).  

October 3, 2013

The recently opened Caracol Industrial Park (CIP) is a collaborative effort between the Government of Haiti, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the U.S. Government, designed to create a center of economic development in Haiti’s underserved North coast.  To support this initiative, USAID constructed a 10MW power plant at the Park to supply reliable, plentiful electricity to the complex’s new tenants.  Through the Caracol Community Electrification Project (CCEP), implemented by the National Rural Electrical Cooperative Association (NRECA), USAID will extend electric distribution to the residential communities surrounding the industrial complex, which currently lack any connection to the electrical grid. 

October 3, 2013

USAID is financing the construction of 156 housing units at Haut Damier in Haiti’s West Department to support efforts by the Government of Haiti (GOH) to provide affordable housing opportunities for families displaced by the 2010 earthquake and other vulnerable households.  The development is one of several new housing settlements for which USAID is partnering with the GOH and other sponsors to promote housing opportunities in proximity to employment as well as social and transportation hubs.  The project involves close consultation with stakeholders, including community members, local mayors, GOH housing agencies, and the Office of the President of Haiti.

October 3, 2013
USAID financed the construction of 750 housing units at Caracol-EKAM in the north of Haiti, completed in 2013, to support efforts by the Government of Haiti (GOH) to provide affordable housing opportunities for families displaced by the 2010 earthquake and other vulnerable households. .  
 

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