- 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 Haiti. Plant 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
- Geoffrey Meru, Dayana Leyva, Vincent Michael, Riphine Mainviel, Marie Dorval, Yuqing Fu. Genetic Variation among Cucurbita pepo Accessions Varying in Seed Nutrition and Seed Size. American Journal of Plant Sciences (2019).
- Geoffrey Meru, Dayana Leyva, Vincent Michael, Riphine Mainviel, Marie Dorval. Seed and oil pumpkin: a potential specialty crop for the southeast. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (2018).
- Response of black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to phosphorus fertilization in acidic and alkaline soils in Haiti, Journal of Plant Nutrition (2019). Summary: This study contributes to the first step in optimizing black bean production through better interpretation and nutrient recommendation of soil tests for Haitian soils.
- Robyn Adair, Carlene A. Chase, Marilyn E. Swisher, Tesfamariam M. Mengistu and Wesly Jeune. Cover crop options for nematode and weed suppression in Haiti. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (2018)
- 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 Roles. Journal 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.
- Taisha Venort, Gender Integration in Agricultural Extension Services: A literature review, April 2019
- Haitian farmers learn novel approach to adapt to variable climate conditions: English | French
- Addressing climate risk in Haitian agriculture: English | French
- Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Farm-Based Weather Stations in Haiti: English | Creole
- Researchers examine models of farm extension services to discover what works best in Haiti: English | French
- Identifier et repondre aux besoins des publics cibles de la vulgarisation agrico (French)
- Les femmes et l’argent: enjeux uniques (French)
- Sélectionner le type d’expérience éducatif adapté à votre opération d’agrotourisme (French)
- Alternaria Nan Fèy Ak Gous Pwa An Ayiti (Creole)
- Gid ki pemet ou idantifye ak jere pwoblem maladi plant: pati i. Izole dega ensek (Creole)
- Jesyon Entegre Maladi Nan Legim Nan Peyi Dayiti (Creole)
- Kijan Pou Nou Kontwole Mildyou Poud Blanch Nan Pwa An Ayiti (Creole)
- Addressing postharvest crop loss and food safety in Haiti: English | French
- Comment demarrer une entreprise agroalimentaire: introduction (French)
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.
- Marie Christelle Calixte, Understanding Haitian Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Review of Four Schools, 2018
- Wilfrid Calvin, Assessment of intercropping and biological insecticide applications on Melanaphis sacchari infestations in sorghum, and identification of potential natural enemies and alternate hosts, 2019
- Franky Celestin, Black beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) response to phosphorus and potassium in two different soils in Haiti, 2019
- Wanita Dantes, Banana diseases in Haiti and the Caribbean: risk assessment integrating climate, trade, and cropland connectivity for Banana Xanthomonas wilt, Fusarium TR4, and Moko disease (chapter one); Optimization of a rapid detection method of Raffaelea lauricola, causal agent of laurel wilt disease of avocado (chapter two), 2020
- Rochteau Daréus, Screening Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.Walp) germplasm for root knot nematodes resistance (Meloidogyne sp.) and morphological, physiological, and agronomic Traits, 2019
- Lynhe Demesyeux, Nematodes’ effect on banana and plantains, and the production of miracle fruit in South Florida, 2019
- Stéphanie Camelia Docteur, Factors affecting Haitian farmers’ perception and willingness to adopt the black sigatoka disease prevention methods in plantain and banana plantations, 2019
- Marie Darline Dorval, Genomic prediction of sweet sorghum agronomic performance under drought and irrigated environments in Haiti, 2019
- Vovener Edmond, Development of biotechnology tools to improve precision breeding in vanilla, 2019
- Cassandre Feuillé, Evaluation of light quality and light levels for in vitro production of ornamental bananas (Musa sp.), 2019
- Jean Ribert François, Uncovering future aspirations of Haitian-American emerging adults, 2019
- Jhonson Leonard, Biological control activity of rice rhizosphere bacteria and their interactive effects with silica treatment against sheath blight of rice, 2019
- Marie Rachèle Lexidort, Determining the presence or absence of the Determining the presence or absence of Euscepes postfasciatus in Haiti and use of molecular markers for the distinction of Cylas formicarius elangantulus biotypes, 2019
- Jean-Maude Louzias, Evaluation of leguminous cover crops as a component of weed and nematode management in the lowlands of Les Cayes, Haiti, 2019
- Riphine Mainviel, Agronomic performance and genetic diversity among select common bean varieties in Haiti, 2019
- Rédjino Mompremier, Evaluating the effects of upstream temporal water availability and forestation on downstream agriculture in a watershed system at Arcahaie in Haiti, 2019
- Floyid Nicolas, Assessing the impacts of climate change on rice yields in Haiti, 2019
- Liliane Poinçon, Rural nonprofit organizations in Haiti: Gender, power and perceived benefits of membership, 2019
- Josué St Fort, Evaluation of dry bean yield response to El Niño southern oscillation (ENSO) in Haiti, 2019
- Carina Theodore, Increasing fresh-market broccoli production in Florida, 2019
Other theses from UF master of science students supported by AREA:
- Robyn Adair, Field evaluation of cover crops for nematode and weed management in Florida and Haiti, 2018
- William Eisenstadt, Ph.D., Wireless Weather Stations Maintenance Training for Haitian Agriculture, 2018
- Caroline Staub, Ph.D., Developing participatory integrated climate services for agriculture in Haiti: Identifying priorities, February 2018
- Caroline Staub, Ph.D., De la modelisation a la gestion du risque climatique dans le secteur agricole, February 2018
- Anne Gilot, Taisha Venort, Using audio-visual and information and communications technology resources to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, May 2018
- Wesly Jeune, Ph.D., et al., Introduction of new technologies in the FAMV diagnostic internship, May 2018
- Absalon Pierre, Ph.D., et al., Haitian Agricultural Faculty Preparation for their Academic Roles, May 2018
- Marie Christelle Calixte, Building professional development in Haiti that aligns critical thinking styles and philosophical perspectives, May 2018
- Caroline Staub, Ph.D., Building institutional capacity for assessing & managing climate-related risks in Haitian agriculture, October 2019
- Wesly Jeune, Ph.D., et. al., Land use and land cover dynamics in western Haiti, World Congress of Soil Science, 2018
- Wesly Jeune, Ph.D., et. al., Spatial distribution of carbon stock in various soil types and land use classes in the Bretelle River watershed, 2019