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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

Des Étudiants Explorent de Nouvelles Pratiques de Culture Lors du Stage de la FAMV Supporté par le Projet AREA

Haitian students placing Byenvini sign.

In English LES CAYES, Haïti — Chaque année, des étudiants de quatrième année de la Faculté d’Agronomie et de Médecine Vétérinaire (FAMV) de l’Université d’État d’Haïti laissent leur salle de classe pour des interactions directes avec des agriculteurs… 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

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

Des chercheurs d’AREA supportent le sector agricole haïtien afin d’addresser les risques liés aux changements climatiques

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

Read the English version. PORT-AU-PRINCE, le 8 Juin 2018 — Alors qu’Haïti entrait de plein fouet dans la saison cyclonique qui a débuté la semaine dernière, des scientifiques, avec le support de l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement Internationale… 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