The 5-year USAID-funded and University of Florida-managed project sparked widespread collaboration with university, government and farming partners to strengthen the capacity of Haitians to improve the country’s critical agricultural sector. Read the story.
AREA partnered with government agencies, research centers and universities to modernize Haiti's plant disease diagnostic labs and to train technicians and students to identify new and emerging diseases that threaten key crops in Haiti. Read the story.
Success story: Better Beans Bring Hope of Reducing Food Insecurity
AREA is working to address the shortcoming by developing advanced varieties of beans that researchers hope will make help the country become more self-sufficient and lessen its chronic food insecurity. Read the story.
AREA-sponsored research team at the University of Florida identifies pathogen causing rot in Haiti eggplants
The team's discovery of the fungus, Lasiodiplodia hormozganensis, is a key step in developing methods to control the disease infecting one of Haiti's staple crops. Pictured: AREA plant pathology research team leader Joubert Fayette (left), Ph.D., University of Florida Preeminent Professor Karen Garrett, and AREA Director of Research Lemâne Delva, Ph.D. Read the story.
AREA Hosts Major International Conference on Agricultural Research and Innovation in Haiti
More than 100 scholars, researchers and agricultural experts attended the Feed the Future Haiti AREA project's International Conference on Agricultural Research and Innovation. Researchers gathered in Pétionville, Haiti to showcase their work on critical aspects of Haiti agriculture, and to share knowledge and identify opportunities for research and extension activities. Read the news: English | French. Conference website: | . NEW: Watch videos and read presentations.
More than 150 young women scholars attended a two-day professional development conference held by AREA with the aim of advancing the careers of women enrolled at seven agricultural institutions of higher education in Haiti. Read the full story to learn why professional women are especially needed to help Haiti improve its agricultural sector and its overall economy. Read the story.
Meet a quartet of scholars who are leading research programs for the AREA project. They were each born in Haiti, excelled in school and separately found their way to the University of Florida, where they each earned doctorates. Now they are leading the AREA project to build the capacity of scholars, farm advisers and other Haitians to find ways to produce more food in their homeland. Read the story.