Agriculture is a very important sector in Haiti, particularly in light of subsistence farmers who compete against subsidized foreign farm products.
In addition, ecological concerns can make things more complicated.
The Haiti-New Jersey Partners contribute to solutions with the following actions:
As Haiti has less than 2% vegetation coverage. We are working with an agronomist and the Ministry of Agriculture and other organizations in order to:
- Distribute seedlings, and have already done so in the town of Croix-des-Bouquets
- Teach members of the targeted community how to take care of those seedlings
- Establish a nutrition program through agriculture
The construction of a greenhouse project Laboule 12 jointly by the YMCA and SOHADERK firm and the execution of which had two phases:
- The construction of the greenhouse
- Staff training