In Haiti, agriculture contributes about 22% of GDP, accounting for around 50% of overall employment, 66% of employment in rural areas, and 75% of employment in low-income households. Agri-producers typically use outdated and ineffective planting materials and soil conservation and pest management techniques, and hardware is limited to hand tools, resulting in low farm income levels, land degradation, increased vulnerability of farmers to natural hazards, and food insecurity.
The project aims to increase agricultural income and food security for smallholder farmers in select areas of Haiti by increasing agricultural productivity and improving natural resources use through the adoption of sustainable production and post-harvest and processing technologies and through greater access to complementary value chain services. This will enable more efficient use of resources, providing higher outputs. When paired with improved capacities to access markets, this support will contribute to increased agricultural income. Higher food production and income together with improved knowledge of nutritious diets and other best practices will facilitate households in making consumption decisions on goods and services that improve food and nutrition security.
GAFSP Funding Amount10.00
Heleno Barbosa Taves de Gouvea
Carmine Paolo De Salvo