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AREA is hiring a soil fertility research scientist in Haiti

The AREA project is hiring a research soil scientist to lead fertility trials for maize and common bean and to work with our partners to improve soil diagnostic labs. Qualified applications must have a minimum of an M.S. degree in soil science, or other relevant majors in the agricultural or biological sciences, with a strong background in soil fertility experimentation. Read the full job description and see how to apply: Soil Fertility Research Scientist. HURRY! Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 18. 

AREA is committed to offering professional development opportunities to faculty of Haiti's institutions of higher education, students, researchers, extension agents and others serving Haiti's agricultural sector. These workshops and trainings cover a range of subjects, such as basic research, innovative agricultural technologies, leadership, natural resources management and other skills. AREA also provides competitive grants for pilot projects to promote collaboration among the Haitian research community.

Pilot Projects 

AREA established a pilot projects program to support the development of agricultural research professionals, encourage collaboration among researchers and research institutions, and addresses research priorities identified by farmers. Learn more


AREA awards internships to highly qualified university students to work on projects in Haiti. Interns receive a stipend to cover transportation, housing and food. Students must be an advanced English student based on language assessments. 

To apply

To inquire about an internship contact with the subject line “AREA internship inquiry.”

Graduate Students

AREA funds master’s of science students at the University of Florida and Louisiana State. Learn more about the graduate students and their research projects.