Category: Professional Development

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 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

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

Gender matters in Haitian agriculture

Haitian women at market

Researchers and policy experts worldwide say one of the keys to improving agriculture and nutrition in developing countries is to address a “gender gap.” Studies show one reason the agriculture sector underperforms in these countries is that women… Read More

La Conférence sur l’Éducation Agricole en Haïti conçue dans une perspective de partage continu

Jene Thomas USAID

Read the English version. Les universitaires qui ont participé à une récente conférence parrainée par l’Université de Floride sur l’éducation agricole en Haïti ont déclaré que le plus important pour eux serait de réutiliser les connaissances nouvellement acquises… Read More

Haiti agricultural education conference designed to keep giving

Jene Thomas USAID

Lire la version française de l’histoire. Scholars who participated in a recent University of Florida-sponsored conference on agricultural education in Haiti said the biggest takeaway is what they will take back to use in their own classrooms and… Read More

UF-managed AREA project to host Haiti’s first conference on agricultural teaching

Absalon Pierre teaching professors in Haiti as part of the Faculty Development Academy.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has long suffered from food insecurity, and a conference May 3-4 will explore one way of ending it: Improved teaching about agriculture. The Innovation in Agricultural Education conference will help professors in Haiti to… Read More

Haiti agricultural officials tour Florida

Haiti to Miami map

  Research officials from Haiti’s Ministry of Agriculture and an R&D center crisscrossed the Sunshine State recently to soak up knowledge about the University of Florida’s agricultural research and education centers, Florida agribusinesses, state regulation and natural resource… Read More