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Darline Dorval MS graduate

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Journal articles 

Plant pathology

  • Joubert Fayette, Sladana Bec, Stephanie Loubeau, James Fulton, Karen Garrett, Carrie Lapaire Harmon. Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida. First report of Lasiodiplodia hormozganensis causing fruit rot of eggplant in HaitiPlant Disease. Aug. 26, 2019. Summary: To our knowledge, this is the first report of L. hormozganensis causing fruit rot in eggplant. Chemical disease management is limited in Haiti, therefore investigation of the host range and disease incidence in eggplant growing areas is necessary to determine if removal of inoculum is a viable strategy.

Improved seeds and crops

Soil fertility

Higher education

  • Bertrhude Albert, Grady Roberts, Amy Harder. Faculty perceptions of students’ extension competency needs within Haiti’s agricultural universities. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Vol. 24(3) December 2017. Summary: The purpose of this research was to determine Haitian faculty’s perception of what competency areas should be focused on in order to ensure that their students are prepared to be successful extension workers upon graduation. ... An overall recommendation is to create a council consisting of faculty, students, extension personnel, farmers, and government officials who will be tasked with determining necessary competency areas for students.
  • Bertrhude Albert, Grady Roberts, Amy Harder. Barriers Faced by Small Scale Farmers in the North Department of Haiti. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Vol. 24(3) December 2017. Summary: Haiti is one of the economically poorest countries in the world. As a result, billions of dollars have been invested into agricultural initiatives in Haiti, however, less emphasis has been placed on building the capacity of farmers through training and educational programs.Limited research has been conducted on barriers faced by Haitian farmers. The purpose of this study was to explore the barriers and faced by small-scale farmers in the North Department of Haiti. 
  • Absalon Pierre, Marie Christelle Calixte, Kelly Moore, J. C. Bunch, Rosalie Koenig, Lemâne Delva and T. Grady Roberts. Haitian Agricultural Faculty Preparation for Their Academic RolesJournal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Vol. 25(1) May 2018. Summary: The tertiary agriculture institutions have the great challenge of educating the future professionals who will help in meeting the growth needs of the Haitian agriculture sector. The extent that faculty are prepared for the teaching roles is unknown. This study examined this topic using a basic qualitative study that consisted of interviews with 37 lecturers working at five leading agricultural universities in Haiti.
  • Bertrhude Albert, Grady Roberts, Amy Harder. Social capital of faculty within Haiti’s agricultural education and training system. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Vol. 25(2) August 2018. Summary: The purpose of this research was to identify how teaching at multiple institutions impacts social capital of faculty within the Haitian agricultural education and training system.
  • Absalon Pierre, Marie Christelle Calixte, Kelly Moore, J. C. Bunch and T. Grady Roberts. Haitian Faculty Perceptions of Students’ Competence at Graduation: An Opportunity for Curricula Modification. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Vol. 25(3) December 2018. Summary: The results of this revealed that (a) the employment conditions for university graduates were challenging; (b) faculty did not believe it was important for their students to graduate proficient in all the GFRAS New Extensionist competency areas; (c) faculty believed students should have research skills, the ability to be self-directed, and the ability to work in teams; and (d) faculty generally believed their institutions were producing graduates with the competencies needed for employment, although several lecturers identified specific areas for improvement. Recommendations for curricula reform and additional research are suggested.

Gender

Fact sheets

Climate

  • Haitian farmers learn novel approach to adapt to variable climate conditions: English | French
  • Addressing climate risk in Haitian agriculture: EnglishFrench
  • Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Farm-Based Weather Stations in Haiti: EnglishCreole

Extension

  • Researchers examine models of farm extension services to discover what works best in Haiti: EnglishFrench

Gender 

Higher Education

Horticulture

Maize

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