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Graduates return to Haiti to showcase research findings, new skills

Master of Science graduates supported by the Feed the Future Haiti AREA project participated in a research forum in Port-au-Prince to showcase their accomplishments and to discuss how they will apply what they learned to improve Haiti’s agricultural sector. Read the story


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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.


women's conference Riphine etcAREA holds conference to empower new generation of Haitian women 

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


Four Florida PhDs from Haiti Spearhead Project

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


Haitian farmers learning ways to manage climate risks

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The majority of Haiti's population depends on small-scale, rainfed farming to survive, and yet most Haiti’s farmers receive little or no climate information and guidance to adapt to more variable rainy seasons, dry spells and temperatures. A training program by AREA researchers and partners is working to change that. Read the story


News and Updates

Haitian master’s students in spotlight at ag research forum


Fifteen AREA-sponsored master of science students graduated in August, and they say they are eager to help address a long list of agricultural challenges faced by Haiti.

AREA joins Ministry of Agriculture to train extension agents

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Norma Samuel, an expert in Caribbean extension services from Florida, says training well-rounded extension professionals can help build better lives for Haiti's small-scale farmers. 

Haitian entrepreneurs gain skills to build food businesses

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Women business owners flocked to AREA's training on the fundamentals of running a food-processing business in Haiti. Read about three women entrepreneurs who attended. 


Featured Video

Our little video lasts just one minute and forty seconds. But it tells a big story: How the Feed the Future Haiti AREA project is helping Haitian agricultural professionals and institutions modernize the country’s farming sector. 


About the Project

The Feed the Future Haiti Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA) project is addressing food insecurity and undernutrition by strengthening and supporting Haitian institutions. The project, also known as Support to Agricultural Research and Development, is a USAID-funded, Haitian-driven agricultural partnership. Learn more: About Us.

 


Photos of students and link to story on Haiti being reimagined

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Publications

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Journal articles | Fact sheets | ThesesBookletPresentationsPosters

Journal articles 

Plant pathology

Improved seeds and crops

Soil fertility

Higher education

Gender

Fact sheets

Climate

Extension

Gender 

Plant Pathology 

Postharvest

Theses

Below are theses of AREA-supported students from Haiti who graduated -- or will soon graduate -- with master of science degrees from the University of Florida and Louisiana State University. 

Other theses from UF master of science students supported by AREA:

Booklet

Presentations

Posters

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