Fighting vulnerable farmers’ food insecurity in Haiti

Mar 2017

Nearly 900 farmers could purchase three seed pots (9 kg) at the seed fair organized by FAO in the commune of Ennery, in Haiti’s department of Artibonite that has been particularly affected by repeated episodes of drought along with poor distribution of rainfall.

Seed fairs are a special type of voucher system, whereby a temporary market is set up to allow for small-scale farmers to access quality seeds at subsidized prices through the exchange of vouchers. These types of fairs usually only last for one day. The main objective of seed fairs, or for other types of agricultural inputs, is to ensure access to agricultural inputs for vulnerable, food-insecure or crisis-affected farmers and seed producers.

Author: FAO/Haiti