Haiti – Agriculture : Strengthening climate change, positive impacts

Since 2013, the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have implemented the project “Strengthening Resilience to Change Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to Improve Food Security in Haiti after the earthquake”, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

This project spread over 4 Communes of the departments of the West (Grand-Gôave) and the South-East (Bainet, Belle-Anse and Anse-à-Pitres) reached more than 2,500 producers and produced the following results :

1. Identification and multiplication of seeds and climatic-resilient plant material: 12 Groupings of Artisanal Seed Producers (GPAS) have been set up. Various seed varieties were distributed: nearly 70 tons of chicken corn, 77.5 tons of ti kamyon, 65 tons of DPC 40 / Xrav bean, 15.6 tons of besebas peas, 8 tons Sorghum, 8 tons of unknown peas, 9.3 tons of peas and 20.4 tons of congo peas.

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