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Development Organization for Agricultural Production of Haitian Farmers OADEPROPAH-Haiti

Type of Organization: Farmers' organization
Areas of work: Small family farmers
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Country: Haiti
Description:
Historicity and Presentation Today, alongside the socio-political crises that are disrupting the world, there are three (3) major problems: Hunger, Climate Change and the Depletion of Natural Resources. Haiti remains a country hitherto agricultural. Despite the accelerated urbanization in recent years and the strong emigration to the Dominican Republic, and in recent times to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and other Caribbean countries, about 55% of the population lives in the areas Rural areas and farming. They are unfortunately very little or no framed. Today, a large proportion of small-scale agricultural producers abandon farming and increase the mass of the unemployed in the urban areas of Haiti, while others continue to produce by agreeing to earn a low income. To respond to unfair competition from products coming from certain economic powers who cheerfully subsidize their agriculture in order to maintain their producer’s dignity in their sectors of activity. Unfortunately, the option chosen by the various State officials who succeeded one another in power during the last decades is to supply the population with imported products such as rice instead of investing in domestic production, Spirit and letter of the 1987 Constitution in force. Yet there are favorable conditions in the country for the development of a sustainable and prosperous agriculture capable of meeting the food needs of the population. This agriculture must be at the same time peasant, ecological, agroforestry, intensive, diversified and innovative. On the other hand, the forest cover of Haiti is currently reduced to less than 2%, whereas it was more than 20% during 1978. This situation is the basis of accelerated erosion of the soil becoming less and less productive, of long periods of drought and above all of the virtual disappearance of the fragile ecosystems jeopardizing many species already endangered in Haiti. It is in this objective that the Agricultural Development Organization for the Production of Haitian Peasants (OADEPROPAH-Haiti) and the Union of Haitian Peasants (UHP) originated in rural and urban areas to address the different problems Socio-politico-economic conditions faced by peasant populations. Presentation and Structure The Development Organization for Agricultural Production of Haitian Farmers is a Farmers Organization with the status of a peasant organization recognized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation. The OADEPROPAH-Haiti is a peasant organization that aims to unite all the small farmers and farmers of Haiti and to bring together the young rural workers and the rural women organized in peasant groups with a view to their cultural and economic promotion to the valuation of agricultural products in Haiti. At each level of the structures, there are elected leaders who are in charge of the coordination of the OADEPROPAH-Haiti organization. Here are the governing bodies. The leaders of the peasant group. There shall be at least 3 members, including a chairperson or coordinator, a secretary and a treasurer. They are elected for 3 years renewable once. The local coordinating committee of OADEPROPAH-Haiti. It is composed of the chairs or coordinators of the producer groups and breeders who make up the local assembly. It chooses among its members a coordinator, a secretary and a treasurer who are ratified by the local assembly. This committee meets twice a month. The zone coordination committee of the OADEPROPAH Haiti organization. It is composed of the coordinators of the local coordination committees of the OADEPROPAH -Haiti organization. It selects from its members a Zone Coordinator, a Secretary and a Treasurer who are ratified by the Zone Assembly. Basically the organization has a peasant organization structure of development aid. The Central Coordination Committee of the OADEPROPAH- Haiti. It is made up of Zone Coordinators. But the zones which have more than 100 groupings are entitled to one more delegate, that which would have more than 200 groups are entitled to 2 more delegates. It elects among its members: a general secretary, an assistant secretary general, a treasurer. He also elected a spokesman and two deputy spokespeople from all members of the OADEPROPAH- Haiti. All these officials must be ratified by the general assembly of the organization OADEPROPAH- Haiti and this is done every May 01 of the current year. It meets every 3 months according to the activity chart of the organization or group responsible. The Executive Committee. It is composed of the general secretary of the OADEPROPAH- Haiti who presides over him, the Secretary-General the Agricultural Development Organization for the Production of the Haitian peasants Farmers (OADEPROPAH-Haiti), the ) Secretary General of the OADEPROPAH-Haiti rural youth organization, the OADEPROPAH- Haiti executive director appointed by the Central Coordination Committee to coordinate the programs of the OADEPROPAH-Haiti, Organization of the UNICAGRIH-Haiti Cooperative president: www.unicagrihaiti.net of the coordinators of the 12 committees provided for in the statutes to help the organization in its operation. The Executive Committee constitutes the collective leadership of the OADEPROPAH- Haiti. It usually meets once a month. To coordinate OADEPROPAH- Haiti's programs and projects on a day-to-day basis, the Central Coordination Committee shall appoint an Executive Director. The Executive Director coordinates the activities of the organization with the support of an administrative team and employees who work in the various OADEPROPAH-Haiti programs and projects. It reports to the Executive Committee and to the Central Coordination Committee of OADEPROPAH-Haiti. Legal Status and Recognition of the Haitian Government The Organization OADEPROPAH-Haiti is a Peasant Organization with the Status of a peasant farmers organization and registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor at the number ST-1027 of 10 February 1994 and the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation MPCE-UCAONG) to the number: B-0210 and to publish in the Official Journal le Moniteur at Number 13 Monday 12 February 1996 by the Haitian Government. From 1991 to the present day for the year 2017 the organization OADEPROPAH- Haiti currently has 125.000.00 members through ten departments specifically in the rural areas of Haiti Others (to be specified) The OADEPROPAH-Haiti organization has peasant farmers and breeders who do want to group small producers of the rural and urban areas of Haiti. about Mission Promoting and safeguarding the interest of Haitian members as individuals small farmers, associations and farmers groupments, corporations, companies purveyors and other organization involved in the business of agriculture in order to achieve sustainable agriculture, economic and social development. This mission statement sets out: Ground rules for OADEPROPAH-Haiti activities Identifies not only what activities the OADEPROPAH-Haiti is in, but also the core beliefs or guiding principles that underpin its activities and where it is heading All objectives and strategies of the OADEPROPAH-Haiti are derived from the mission statement To organize, advocate for favorable policies and transform small Haitian farmers into prosperous rural communities and develop agricultural and rural loan. Vision Empowered small Haitian farmer’s sustainable development in the rural areas of Haiti. Values OADEPROPAH-Haiti is non-political and non-partisan organization. The Union has a strict policy requirement every members to resign his/her union leadership post upon his /her involvement in national politics. Further, OADEPROPAH-Haiti is made up of members and led by regular leaders. Project: Program to Strengthen the Resilience of Vulnerable Households in Kalbasye region near Pignon Nord-Haïti, Center, Plateau Central and Saint-Raphaël. Donor: OADEPROPAH-Haiti Project: Strengthening the resilience of vulnerable households affected by cereal and pastoral deficits in Northeast Haiti. Donor: None Project: Training and Support for the Processing of Fruits and Vegetables (PFAFL) Donor: None Creation of the website in 2014-2015: Union Coopérative de Crédit Agricole et Rural d'Haiti (UNICAGRIH) www.unicagrihaiti.net Donor: None Project: Support to build resilience capacities of vulnerable populations affected by recurrent crises and disasters in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew of October 2016. Donor: None Project: Kalbasye Goat Breeders Support Project, Center. Donor: OADEPROPAH-Haiti Project: Project Agro-ecology and Climate Change for a Family Farming (PAECCAF) Donor: None Project: Conservation and Processing of Maraichers Products (PCTPM) Donor: None Project: Support for Urgent Seeds for Vulnerable Households Affected by Climate Hazards (PASUMVAC) Donor: None Project: Contribution to the Strengthening of the Resilience of the Communities of the Rural Sections of the North-East Regions, Fort-Liberté. Project: Preparation and Reinforcement of Livelihoods of Vulnerable Households in the Lower Northwest, Jean-Rabel. Project: Agricultural and Livestock Production Farm of Agro-Industry and Rural Crafts (FEPAGRI) Northeast Region, Dumas rural section of Fort-Liberté, area of 20 hectares of land Donor / None.