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February 6, 2014

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Agricultural productivity in Haiti has systematically declined in the last three decades.  A shift to annual cropping on steep slopes has caused erosion and exacerbated flooding that affects the slopes, as well as the productive plain areas.  The magnitude of flooding has increased, water supplies have become much more erratic, and both lives and livelihoods are under threat.  At the same time, ground water levels in the plains have dropped substantially due to growing urban demand, and water has become increasingly brackish as seawater replaces fresh water.

The Feed the Future North (FTFN) project is a multisectoral program, which aims to raise agricultural incomes in northern Haiti.  The partnership will achieve this through key investments in farm productivity, natural resource management, marketing systems, agribusinesses, and agricultural infrastructure.  Geographically, the project will work in the plains and their associated watersheds in the North and the Northeast departments.  It will focus its investments in five key crops—corn, beans, rice, plantains, and cocoa—and include complementary investments in other agricultural products.  

September 11, 2013
Overview
USAID’s Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) saves lives by providing critical medical supplies to those in need.  SCMS activities are focused on ensuring the provision of the highest quality antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and other HIV/AIDS commodities through needs assessments, forecasting, procurement, shipping, warehousing, and distribution at the national level.  Locally, SCMS improves infrastructure, provides technical assistance, and improves the ability of clinics to manage supplies to ensure proper storage and management.  
September 11, 2013
Overview
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in over 200 years.  As a result, approximately 230,000 people were killed, and an estimated 300,000 were injured.  Individuals suffered bone fractures, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and peripheral nerve damage; and an estimated 4,000 amputations occurred.  The effects of the earthquake added to the pre-earthquake estimate of 800,000 persons with disabilities already living in Haiti.
 
September 11, 2013
Overview
A significant percentage of Haiti’s population cannot afford health care and does not receive information on basic health issues.  In response, USAID launched PROMARK to strengthen and expand social marketing of health-related products and services in Haiti and address gaps in behavior change communication and information campaigns.  The PROMARK project is designed based on Ministry of Health (MOH) recommendations, both at the central and departmental levels. 
 

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Last updated: February 14, 2014

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