Category: AGRICULTURE

AREA Project Holds Conference with Aim of Empowering New Generation of Haitian Women

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 9, 2019 — Women play an increasingly vital role in Haiti’s economy and are engaged in all aspects of the all-important agricultural sector, which employs the majority of women and accounts for one-quarter of country’s… Read More

Haitian entrepreneurs gain skills to build food businesses

Owners and operators of small food companies in Haiti say they face many challenges to get their products to market. There are shortages of raw materials, a scarcity of equipment, a lack of proper packaging and limited access… Read More

AREA se joint au Ministère de l’Agriculture pour former des agents de vulgarisation agricole

In English PORT-AU-PRINCE,  Haïti, le 7 Mai 2019 — Des experts affirment pour que les agriculteurs deviennent plus productifs et améliorent leur niveau de vie, ils doivent renforcer leurs méthodes de culture et d’élevage, utiliser les nouvelles technologies… Read More

AREA joins Haiti’s Ministry of Agriculture to train extension agents

In French PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 13, 2019 — Experts say if farmers are to become more productive and increase their standard of living they need to improve how they cultivate crops and raise livestock, use new technologies and… Read More

Haitian college students study farming practices in improved course supported by AREA

Haitian students placing Byenvini sign.

En française LES CAYES, Haiti — Every year, high-level students at the State University of Haiti’s Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV) leave the classroom to interact directly with farmers as part of an intensive diagnostic field… Read More

Les agriculteurs haïtiens s’engagent dans un projet de renforcement de la résilience face aux risques climatiques

A seasonal calendar produced by the participants, showing the evolution of the growing season for pea and tomato production, as well as the importance of weather conditions at each step.

In English Les agriculteurs haïtiens vivent dans un des pays les plus vulnérables au monde face aux conséquences du réchauffement climatique. Des phénomènes météorologiques de plus en plus imprévisibles et violents – tels que des tempêtes tropicales, des… Read More

Haitian farmers learning ways to manage climate risks

A seasonal calendar produced by the participants, showing the evolution of the growing season for pea and tomato production, as well as the importance of weather conditions at each step.

En français Haiti’s farmers live in a country that is among the world’s most vulnerable to climate change. Increasingly unpredictable and severe weather events — such as intense tropical storms, floods and droughts — threaten agricultural productivity in… Read More

Training Haitian farmers to adapt to climate change

Choice architecture is the design of the ways choices can be presented to people and the impact these presentations have on people’s decision-making. For example, someone’s choice is influenced by the number of options presented, the manner in… Read More

Leaders of Haiti’s state agricultural college tour UF/IFAS labs

By all accounts, Haiti’s nearly century-old State University of Haiti’s Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV) was an impressive green oasis in Port-au-Prince, graced by a majestic stand of mangoes and a modernistic main building. But that… Read More