Rural development in Dessalines
Savoie in France and Dessalines in Haiti have been collaborating for more than 15 years in projects with a focus on education, health and urbanism. Since food insecurity is one of the major problems of poor people in Haiti, partners requested FAO's assistance in developing a project on rural development to improve food production and reduce extreme poverty in Dessalines .
Various meetings with the three partners in Savoie, Dessalines and at FAO in Rome were held to ensure that the project was designed according to local needs.
The project includes:
- the creation of networks of farming families;
- training to improve agricultural practices and commercialization;
- and rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure.