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Graduating Master's Students Ready to Lead Haiti's Agricultural SectorGraduating Master's Students Ready to Lead Haiti's Agricultural Sector

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. Read the story and download the full-color booklet to learn how they plan to apply what they learned to improve Haiti agriculture. Read the story

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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 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. 

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 college students study practices of smallholder farmers

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AREA researchers continued their collaboration with Haiti's state agricultural college to revamp an intensive course for high-level students to interact directly with smallholder farmers.

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.


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