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Immediate support to agricultural production and food security of earthquake-affected families following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Immediate support to agricultural production and food security of earthquake-affected families following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Full title of the project:

Immediate support to agricultural production and food security of earthquake-affected families, displaced families and hosting communities following the 2010 earthquake in the southern departments

Target areas:

southern departments

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 250 000
Implementation:
20/04/2010-29/04/2011
Project code:
OSRO/HAI/012/CLN
Objective:

To support the Government of Haiti in its efforts to rehabilitate the food production capacity of the most vulnerable rural families affected by the earthquake and the hosting communities.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, the World Food Programme, local and international non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

Over 30 000 individuals (about 6 000 households) from which 13 400 women.

Activities implemented:
  • Distribution of 150 kg of Habanero chilli, 10 tonnes of black beans seeds, 40 tonnes of maize seeds, 160 kg of eggplant seeds, 6 tonnes of cowpea seeds as well as 4 000 billhooks, 1 850 pickaxes and 6 000 rakes.
  • Sowing of 167 ha of beans, 1 600 ha of maize, 120 ha of cowpeas and 155 ha of vegetables.
Impact:
  • Production of an estimated 166 tonnes of beans, 2 880 tonnes of maize, 108 tonnes of cowpeas and 543 tonnes of vegetables.
  • Food security of vulnerable families improved.
  • Sustainable production enhanced and need for direct food aid reduced.
  • Diversification of diet and creation of new income-generating activities.
  • Production of good quality seeds for the upcoming agricultural seasons.
  • Environmental degradation reduced.