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August 20, 2015

Feed the Future Haïti Chanje Lavi Plantè (Improving Farmers’ Lives) builds on previous activities in Haiti’s fertile plains in order to increase productivity and to maximize available resources in the region. The project promotes agricultural intensification, sound natural resource management and a modern, post-harvest marketing system to ensure that products make it to market. Farmer organizations are a critical component to strengthening Haiti’s agriculture sector and are natural partners for Feed the Future Haiti. The project aims to strengthen farmer organizations’ operations, focusing on implementing modern, environmentally-friendly business practices through a value-chain focused approach.

September 11, 2013

Haiti has both the largest number of people infected with HIV and the second highest prevalence rate in the Caribbean region.  According to the 2012 Demographic Health Survey, HIV prevalence among adults aged 15-49 years is 2.2 percent.  However, prevalence among most-at-risk populations (MARPs) is markedly higher. Based on the Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance 2012 data, the HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men is 18.1 percent, while the prevalence among commercial sex workers is 8.4 percent.  Furthermore, since 2000, the proportion of women in Haiti infected with HIV has gradually increased; the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS now estimates that more women are infected than men. 

August 6, 2013

Municipalities in Haiti are responsible for providing a wide range of services to the population.  However, most local governments struggle to pay operating costs and are largely dependent on the national government to fund public services or infrastructure improvements.  Haitian law establishes a legal basis for local taxation, but many municipalities only collect a fraction of the possible revenue.  Lastly, due to a scarcity of trained staff and antiquated management systems, most municipalities lack the capacity to transform these few resources into public services.

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.
 

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