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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Graduates return to Haiti to showcase agricultural research findings, new skills

Haiti Minister of Agriculture Jobert C. Angrandaddresses graduates of AREA's Master of Science program

> Read the press release in French PÉTIONVILLE, Haiti — The Feed the Future Haiti Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA project) hosted  a research forum on Wednesday, Jan. 22 to showcase the accomplishments of… Read More

Haitian master’s students in spotlight at agricultural research forum

The Feed the Future Haiti Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole, (AREA project, or Support to Agricultural Research and Development) is hosting a research forum on Friday, Aug. 9 to highlight the accomplishments of 25 Haitian… Read More

Haitian technicians, engineers tour Florida weather station network

Haitian technicians tour FAWN weather station network in Citra, Florida

This week the Feed the Future Haiti Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA) project is hosting nine technicians and engineers from Haiti who operate weather stations in their country. On Friday, the group traveled to… Read More

Four Florida Grads from Haiti Spearhead Agricultural Project in their Homeland

Lemâne Delva and Joubert Fayette pose outside a building on the campus of the University of Florida

Four University of Florida graduates who grew up in Haiti are their own “It’s a Small World” exhibit: Lemâne Delva, Joubert Fayette, Boaz Anglade and Andrew Tarter. They were each born in Haiti within a few years of… 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

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