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September 24, 2015

Fort Liberté, Haiti As part of a “Rice Day” event in Haiti’s northeast, more than 150 Haitian farmers received certificates signaling their ‘graduation’ from the USAID AVANSE Farmer Field School training.  Rice Day festivities marked the harvest of rice cultivated through the new System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method introduced by AVANSE, and celebrated the revivification of rice cultivation in Haiti.

AVANSE is a project funded by the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative to end hunger and improve food security. “I used to sow 11 to 12 cans of rice seed but when the AVANSE field technician showed me the SRI method I only needed to sow four cans of rice seed,” said Monéus Ménélus, a participant farmer from Fort Liberté who spoke at the event. Ménélus has already seen his crop increase while at the same time using less seed and water.

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.


Last updated: September 28, 2015

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