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Economic recovery and food safety, Port-Salut (phase 1) – South-Haiti
Agroecology and resilience against climate risks
At the end of September 2016, hurricane Matthew hit Haiti causing extensive damage on its southern part. Serious medium- and long-term food crises ensued as a result.
With the support of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and Léa Nature, Agrisud and its partner, Gradimirh, provided aid to Port-Salut, Saint-Jean du Sud and Roche-à-Bateau, the three most severely hit communities in Haiti.
The first phase entailed urgency actions in order to meet basic food needs for the afflicted families. Priority was given to the recovery of agricultural activities via the restoration of infrastructures and means of production.
The second phase will permit the recovery of the local economy. Producers will be encouraged to adopt agroecology and agroforestry practices for the better protection and management of the land. Agroecology offers a wide range of solutions which lead to reduced risks. Families become more resilient; they can actively manage their land and their environment and rebuild their lives in their own community.
Expected results:100 VSB Budget :€ 50,000 over 2016-2017 Funding :Conseil Régional Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Léa Nature Foundation Project management : Partnerships :GRADIMIRH, towns
PAD Nord: Program of Sustainable Management of Limbé’s watershed – North-Haïti
In a context of strong physical degradation and increasing poverty, the goal of this project is to manage and to valorize, on a long-term basis, Limbé’s watershed. It is important to take into account the development of farming sectors and the protection of natural resources (soil, water and biodiversity). Agroecological practices implemented by the families and organizations ensure performance to technical, economic and environmental plans.
Expected results:support 700 very small farming enterprises and evaluate the carbon footprint Budget :€876,000 between 2013 and 2016 Funding :French Development Agency, Aquitaine’s Regional Council, ESFI, IFAID, MAEDI… Project management :Agrisud and Etc Terra Partnerships :GRADIMIRH - (Research-Action Group for the Integrated Development of the Rural Haitian Environment), Etc Terra, Port-au-Prince University
Project to support the rural community of Lombard (City Limbe) for improved drinking water coverage
An integrated management approach to water resources was proposed in the area of Lombard, which has a drinking water network established there 30 years and sized to supply the whole community but whose condition allows to supply more than 100 families in precarious sanitary conditions.
This approach is to rehabilitate and improve the capture of a source, put a storage device and chlorination and build a drinking water system for the community. To secure the source, infrastructure and stop the runoff excess water in homes, pouring 18ha (farmland 36 producers) will be developed in a process of improvement of production and reforestation systems.
The National Directorate of Water and Sanitation Portable is associated with the entire project to define the appropriate infrastructure and put in place a management by the community.
Eventually 400 families (2000 individuals) will benefit sustainable access to safe drinking water.
Expected results:A addcution water system rehabilitated and managed by a committee that allows 400 households with sustainable access to safe drinking water; 16 acres of landscaped hillside Budget :€ 135K Funding :AFD, Région Aquitaine Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :GRADIMIRH
Boosting the local economy by reinforcing the manioc and groundnut value chains
Because some groundnuts and manioc clones can resist to drought they enhance the value of the very dry zone in northeast Haiti. They are part of a local production system responding to the local market’s demand. However identified constraints do not allow them to develop their full potential at the farmers’ expense.
The project’s aim is to sustainably improve the income in Limonade’ and Fort-Liberté’ rural households through stimulated value chains adapted to the agroecological contexts (groundnuts, manioc).
Expected results:200 agricultural VSEs supported, 5 transformation units professionalized Budget :$100,000 over 2013-2014 Funding :Oxfam. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :GRADIMIRH.
FOOD SECURITY SECURITY AND FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY IN NORTH HAITI
The Food Security Programme and the fight against poverty Northern Haiti (PSANH) is part of a decentralized cooperation between the Aquitaine Region (which provides most of the funding) and Limbe Commons Lower Limbe and Lemonade. He was identified and led by AGRISUD International in partnership with VETERIMED.
The Food Security project supports farming households in enhancing their business and agricultural sectors to create an enabling environment for farmers to improve their economic performance (income).
Expected results:820 agricultural VSEs supported. Budget :€893K over 2010-2013. Funding :Aquitaine Regional Council, French Foreign Affairs Ministry, Fondation Entreprise et Solidarité, ESFI, Oxfam, AGRISUD. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :Vétérimed, GRADIMIRH - Groupe de Recherche-Action pour le Développement Intégré du Milieu Rural Haïtien.