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Livelihood support to earthquake-affected rural families in Haiti

Livelihood support to earthquake-affected rural families in Haiti

Full title of the project:

Livelihood support to earthquake affected rural f amilies of Canot Watershed, through smallholder reforestation, agroforestry and water resources development

Target areas:

Canot zone

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 340 811
Implementation:
27/06/2010-26/06/2012
Project code:
OSRO/HAI/018/FIN
Objective:

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.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), local communities as well as national and international non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

Some 750 direct beneficiary families.

Activities implemented:
  • 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.
Impact:
  • 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.