Category: UF/IFAS

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 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

Haitian grad student developing model to help Haitian farmers manage risks of climate change

Student Spotlight En française As a boy growing up in Haiti, Josué St Fort learned firsthand about the many challenges Haitian farmers face. Both of his grandfathers were farmers, and they taught St Fort from a young age… Read More

At start of hurricane season, UF researchers assist Haiti’s agricultural sector address climate-related risks

Sign at new weather station installed by AREA at Bas Boen CRDD in Haiti

Lire la version française de l’histoire. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 8, 2018 — As Haiti entered the Atlantic hurricane season last week, University of Florida scientists supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development are stepping up their efforts to… 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

IFAS Global shines spotlight on faculty and staff for international research

IFAS Global award winners with Rose Koenig and Jack Payne

Four UF/IFAS faculty and staff members were honored recently for global research projects stretching from crustaceans in the Caribbean to microbes that recognize no international borders. It was all part of an awards ceremony and forum hosted by… 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