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Livelihood support to earthquake-affected rural families in Haiti
Livelihood support to earthquake affected rural f amilies of Canot Watershed, through smallholder reforestation, agroforestry and water resources development
To contribute to a self-regulated recovery of livelihoods of the targeted population that was affected by the earthquake in January 2010 and Hurricane Thomas in November 2010 through farming and forestry.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), local communities as well as national and international non-governmental organizations.
Some 750 direct beneficiary families.
- Installed 10 community nurseries, each with a production capacity of 20 000 seedlings.
- Planted 126 770 seedlings at the micro-basin level.
- Rehabilitated 100 ha of land through the cash-for-work approach.
- Reforested more than 417 ha of land.
- Distributed 6 000 cassava cuttings and 9 000 banana plants.
- Established five agroforestry plots over an area of one ha each, as well as two demonstrative orchards.
- Organized six training sessions on disaster risk management, benefiting three watershed management committees.
- Trained 80 farmers on vegetable production, as well as providing technical support to a committee with 30 women, in order to increase cabbage and tomato production.
- Distributed 250 water tanks with a capacity of 600 gallons each.
- Supported activities to stop erosion at the micro-basin level.
- Increased the availability of basic foods.
- Reforested land in upstream watershed areas.
- Improved management of water resources.
- Improved control of soil erosion.
- Created more than 5 000 jobs per day.
- Strengthened the capacity of 45 beneficiaries (community leaders and technical staff from MARNDR), including 18 women and 27 men.
- Increased the availability of forest and agroforestry products, as well as improving incomes.