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

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 farming practices

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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.

Leaders of Haiti’s state ag college tour labs

They came to learn about UF/IFAS’ teaching and research labs as they rebuild their campus and set up their own new labs. They also cemented their growing collaboration with UF.

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. 

Project reviewing proposals for pilot projects

The Feed the Future Haiti AREA project is reviewing applications from researchers seeking grants to fund research, equipment and other expenses to support researchers in Haiti. Learn more about the Pilot Projects program.

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.