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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.  

August 6, 2013

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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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