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  • Agriculture in Haiti – Wikipedia

    Information on agriculture in Haiti including all of its elements on livestock, food crops, cash crops, land use, farming technology, land tenure and land policy.

    Go to Agriculture in Haiti's Wikipedia page

  • Double Harvest

    A not-profit, faith-based organization whose focus is to establish and develop agricultural projects in third world countries by implementing some of their best practices in food production and providing capital resources to build the economy in those regions. They work in many countries including Haiti. For a listing of countries of where they work, click here.

    This organization uses practical conservation regimens in bringing the know-how, capital requirements and hands-on experience to create sustainable, productive agricultural enterprises while increasing productivity. Their extraordinary agricultural work in Haiti includes reforestation in Cazeau and other areas of Haiti, milk processing plant, tree seedling production, vegetable production and aquaculture (fish farming).

    Projects in Haiti: agriculture, homes, clinics and more.

    Projects locations in Haiti: Cazeau, Bon Repos, Gardere, Thomazeau, Croix des Bouquets, Monet, other areas in the Cul-de-Sac Valley and White Rock and Port-au-Prince.

    Double Harvest
55 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
    Phone: (440) 714-1694
Email: or visit their contact page.

    Go to Double Harvest's Website

  • Haitian Association of Agricultural Journalists (HAAJ) / Association Haitienne des Journalistes Agricoles

    Association of Union of Haitian Peasants

    Founded in 2003, HAAJ is dedicated to delivering information relative to agriculture, climate change, environment, horticulture, hydroponics and livestock. In addition, they defend and promote the professional interests of their members and represent their members to the national and international organizations especially to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).

    Association Haitienne des Journalistes Agricoles

    Go to Association Haitienne des Journalistes Agricoles' Website

  • International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)

    Founded in 1946 in London, IFAP is a world farmer’s organization whose vision is to create a world free from hunger, in which farmers and their families are able to live decently from their work. IFAP’s mission is to develop farmers’ capacities to influence decisions that affect them at both the domestic and international levels, and to ensure world food and nutrition security. The organization represents more than 600 million family farmers, with a membership of 112 national farmers’ organizations in 87 countries around the world. They also have General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

    Click on the links to access information on their Members, and FAQ.

    60, rue Saint-Lazare 2nd FL, Bldg A
    75009 Paris, France
    Phone: 33 1 45 26 05 53
    Fax: 33 1 48 74 72 12
    Twitter: @worldfarmers

    Website supports French, English and Spanish languages.
    Go to International Federation of Agricultural Producers' Website.

  • Organization For The Development of Agriculture in Haiti (ODAH)

    Founded in 2003, this non-profit organization is committed to improve the quality of life of farmers by providing them support from both outside and inside of Haiti. ODAH collaborates with other organizations to assist in the development of Haiti’s agricultural communities while empowering the residents of these communities through educational resources in farming techniques and other methodologies, and providing basic amenities to ameliorate their lives and stop malnutrition and hunger. ODAH also believes in being proactive to help Haiti agriculture and both Haitian farmers and their children in the long term while decreasing Haiti’s reliability on imports and outside foods. Their membership is open to individuals as well as organizations.

    437 Hawthorne Street, Floor 1
    Brooklyn, NY 11203
    Phone: (516) 841-6383/ (347)442-0883
    Email: or visit their contact page

    Go to ODAH Inc's Website

  • Organization of the Rehabilitation of the Environment (ORE)

    Founded in 1985, the non-profit NGO exists to improve the agricultural, environmental and economic conditions in rural Haiti while increasing local farmer’s income and promoting high revenue tree crops and seedling and marketing programs. They focus on 4 areas of development: agricultural education program, environmental protection, economic gains through higher yield crops and biofortified foods for improved nutrition. Other projects include regenerating the production of plantains and bananas and vegetable production in Haiti. Their different activities underline their interest for improving the quality of life of the rural community.

    Contact in U.S.:
    ORE Inc.
    3750 Main Highway
    Miami, FL 33133

    Contact in Haiti:
    B.P. 2314
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    Go to ORE Inc's Website

  • Union Haitienne des Paysans (UHP) / Union of Haitian Peasants

    Founded in 1990, UHP is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to defending the interests and to improving the quality of life of small Haitian producers in the rural areas of Haiti. Their work with Haitian producers expands nationally and internationally through education, community health, ecotourism, agrotourism, women’s rights and training advocacy, environmental and management of resources. Their ultimate goal is to ensure food security and nutrition in Haiti.

    UHP is a member of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP ). The Haitian Peasant Union is the only peasant organization in Haiti to establish a National Association of Agricultural Press, Haitian Association of Agricultural Journalists (HAAJ), and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Haiti (AGRHA), National Beekeeping Association of Haiti (ANAPIH) and Haitian Association for the Production and Transformation of the Olive (AHPROTOL).

    For detailed information on their cooperatives known as SOKOP (Sosyete Koperativ Solidarite) and KAKDEV (Christian Alliance Cooperative for Development) and UHP programs, click here.

    Union Haitienne des Paysans
    P.O. Box 13385, Pernier 16, Section Rurale de Petion Ville
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    Phone: (509) 3774- 6275 / (509) 3409-1567
    Email: or

    Website supports French, English, Creole & Spanish languages.
    Go to Union Haitienne des Paysans' Website.

Agriculture News

  • Bill Clinton Puts Influential Muscle Behind Agricultural Production in Haiti

    Source: La Progressive Sept 1, 2010

    According to the article, 90% of  Leogane was destroyed in Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake that took 300,000 lives. Sugar is a huge resource, but unless there is money to keep the mills in operation, and unless the US and international sugar cane industries release strangleholds on trade, Haiti will never resume its annual production capability of 250,000 metric tons of raw sugar. This translates into $100 million a year. Clinton’s visit to the Darbonne sugar processing plant demonstrates a commitment to reverse flawed agricultural policies in a country where 2 out of 3 Haitians are farmers.

    Leogane has always been the traditional sugar cane production region of Haiti and agriculture is the area’s only major employer. The revitalization of the Darbonne Mill will translate into the participation of over 30,000 farmers, resulting in a direct positive economic impact on over 240,000 people. If successful, the sugar mill will reduce food imports by 10 percent and reduce South American sugar imports by as much as 40 percent. And such project will complete the rehabilitation of the Leogane sugar industry with the resultant production of sugar and cane syrup. Read more.

  • Top 5 Organizations Working to Create Sustainable Agriculture in Haiti

    Source: July 25, 2010

    Haiti had become largely dependent upon cheap, subsidized food imports in recent decades, leaving the country unable to adequately feed itself as it once had. When the quake struck, the country found itself without a local food supply to feed survivors and suddenly cut off from the sole port that supplied the country with 80 percent of its staple food crop – subsidized and imported “Miami Rice”. In the aftermath of the earthquake, international contributions of food aid were critical given the dire circumstances, but when we’re considering long-term recovery efforts, the need to rebuild Haiti’s farming sector has become abundantly clear. Read more.

  • An Open Letter on Haitian Agriculture to the CEO of Monsanto

    Source: Toronto Haiti Action Committee (THAC) July 5, 2010

    An letter written byPeter Costantini to Hugh Grant, President and CEO of Monsanto. Read more.

  • Haiti’s Post-Quake Grassroots Sustainable Agriculture Movement

    Source: good eater collaborative July 1, 2010

    Joshua Levin is a Senior Program Officer at the World Wildlife Fund, specializing in finance and agricultural commodities. He found an interest to produce a documentary film titled Hands That Feed to explore the agricultural collapse in Haiti, its role in the post-earthquake food crisis, and the emerging grassroots development models that seek to restore Haiti’s rural economy and environment. From his perspective, Haiti’s post-quake humanitarian disaster is directly tied to its food supply and the collapse of the rural economy.  Read more.

  • Haiti's earthquake: agriculture the key to recovery

    Source: New Agriculturist March 2010

    Limited access to good quality seeds, high levels of environmental degradation and poor soil quality, resulting from heavy deforestation and poor watershed management; all seriously constrain agricultural productivity in Haiti. With the additional impact of the food price crisis and the devastation of four back-to-back tropical storms in 2008, FAO launched a US$10 million project to multiply and distribute high quality vegetable and cereal seeds, as well as sweet potato cuttings and banana plants to improve yields.

    With an increase in agricultural production of 15 per cent in 2009, Haitian agriculture was showing signs of recovery. Now, with rising food prices, widespread displacement of people, and disruption of trade and agricultural activities as a result of the quake, Haiti is once again facing a major food crisis. Read more.

  • Agriculture in Post-Quake Haiti

    Source: The Epoch Times Feb 24, 2010

    Prior to the Jan. 12 earthquake, about 60 percent of employed Haitians worked in agriculture, but the low-income sector produced less than 30 percent of Haiti's GDP. Moreover, instead of storing their seeds, Haitian farmers tend to sell their crops and then buy seed for the planting season. According to Alexander Jones, Haiti Emergency Response manager with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), farmers are very vulnerable to the breakdown of the markets and loss of buying power. If they’ve spent their money on supporting food for their relatives, they no longer have the resources available to buy seeds. Then, planting will decline and there will be less planted and less yield. Today, land is scarce in the mountainous country. Most farmers have only just over an acre of land, and Haitians are farming very steep slopes, even up to the top of mountains. Longer-term reconstruction will require water harvesting, erosion prevention, tree replanting, and use of cover crops, along with other conservation and soil management activities. Read more.

  • Why Did the Haitian Earthquake Become a Food Crisis?

    Source: good eater collaborative Feb 22, 2010

    Why did the Haitian earthquake become a food crisis?  Joshua Levin, a Senior Program Officer at the World Wildlife Fund, shared his views on 7 critical reasons that may have led to Haiti’s food productivity to decline and the onset of an acute food crisis after the earthquake in January 2010. His views are based upon his own research and experience in Haiti. Read more.

  • Food crisis looms in rural Haiti - FAO and CARE collaborate on cash-for-work programme in Leogane

    Source: Feb 19, 2010

    More than a month after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, FAO and the international humanitarian organization CARE have issued a joint alert over a national food crisis. Rapid assessments undertaken by FAO and its partners in the Agriculture Cluster have shown that "host families" caring for displaced people are spending their savings to feed new arrivals and consuming food stocks. According to Dick Dick Trenchard, Assessments Coordinator for FAO in Haiti, they are seeing clear signs that people are already resorting to worrying and unsustainable coping strategies to try and help the estimated 500 000 people who migrated to rural areas and other smaller urban centres after the earthquake. Read more

  • Haiti’s $700 million agriculture blueprint

    Source: FAO- Media Centre Jan 29, 2010

    FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) is calling for international donors to support a $700 million investment plan in the agricultural sector drawn up by the Haitian government to repair earthquake damaged infrastructure, boost national food production and create employment for people fleeing Port-au-Prince.  This task drawn up by the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development gives specific guidelines for international aid in the sector for the next eighteen months. It is one of the cornerstones of the government’s strategy to rebuild the country following January 2010 earthquake. FAO and the Inter-American Institute for Agriculture Cooperation signed an agreement with the Ministry to support the government’s plan. FAO is leading the United Nations and NGO partners “cluster” (coordination group) in agriculture. Read more.

  • Haiti Earthquake Affects Agricultural Efforts

    Source: The United Stated Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog Jan 20, 2010

    Prior to the earthquake, Haiti was faced with its biggest challenges, its ability to feed its people. However, as Nathaniel Gronewold of the New York Times’ Greenwire reports, the government was working on the food issue and flood control problems by “establishing urban gardens” reforesting ravished hillsides where poor Haitians would use the wood for charcoal, and U.N. officials were cautiously optimistic their Haitian enterprise could rank among their most successful.

    As a result of the earthquake, reforestation efforts have been suspended, “funding for food production … is now threatened,” as the government and the outside world respond to the emergency needs of the nation following the devastating quake and aftershocks. Gronewold reports that the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Haiti is not currently operational. Additionally, Haiti’s Ministry of Agriculture, the principal partner for the FAO, has “effectively been destroyed.” Read more.

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