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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

August 6, 2013
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce two Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) awards in Haiti. USAID’s DIV is an investment program that supports innovative and cost-effective solutions to pressing development challenges in Haiti and around the world. 
 
February 21, 2012
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is aiming to establish a sustainable local market and industry for clean cooking solutions in Haiti, a country whose high demand for charcoal has contributed to widespread deforestation.
 
August 11, 2009

USAID partnered with Fondation Sogebank to establish the Haitian Diaspora Marketplace (HDM), a two-year pilot program designed to encourage Haitians living abroad to contribute to Haiti's economic development by investing in Haiti. Diaspora entrepreneurs have unique human and financial expertise that is instrumental to the Government of Haiti's interest in advancing more productive public-private investments. This program allows for the creation and reinforcement of small businesses in key sectors, such as agriculture, tourism, assembly, and information and communication technology.

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.

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