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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

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

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

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

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

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