- Caroline G. Staub, Graham Clarkson. Farmer-led participatory extension leads Haitian farmers to anticipate climate-related risks and adjust livelihood strategies, Journal of Rural Studies, 2020.
- Caroline Staub, Anne Gilot, Molene Pierre, Gerald Murray, Rosalie Koenig. Coping with climatic shocks: local perspectives from Haiti’s rural mountain regions. Population and Environment, June 2020.
- J. C. Fulton, S. Bec, J. Fayette, R. C. Ploetz, K. A. Garrett, and C. L. Harmon. Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, et al. First Report of Plantain Soft Rot Caused by Klebsiella variicola in Haiti. Plant Disease. April 7, 2020.
- 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. 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.
- James C. Fulton, Jeannie M. Klein, Sladana Bec, Joubert Fayette, Karen A. Garrett, Jeffrey B. Jones, Sujan Timilsina, Carrie L. Harmon. Draft Genome Sequences of Plant-Pathogenic Klebsiella variicola Strains Isolated from Plantain in Haiti.
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).
- Li, J., Demesyeux, L., Brym, M. et al. Development of species-specific molecular markers in Vanilla for seedling selection of hybrids. Molecular Biology Reports (2020). This is the first report using species-specific, qRT-PCR-based molecular markers in Vanilla. These markers are inexpensive, simple to develop, and can rapidly screen large populations. These methods will enable the further development of species-specific molecular markers when creating Vanilla interspecific hybrid populations.
- Demesyeux, M. L. Mendes, W. T. Crow, A. H. Chambers. Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Associated with Eight Banana Cultivars in Southern Florida. Nematropica (2020). This is the first report of nematodes associated with a diverse banana accessions in both histosol and limestone sites in southern Florida.
R. Mompremier, Y. Her, G. Hoogenboom, K. Migliaccio, R. Muñoz-Carpena, Z. Brym, R. W. Colbert, W. Jeune. Modeling the response of dry bean yield to irrigation water availability controlled by watershed hydrology. Agricultural Water Management (January 2021).
- Response of black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to phosphorus fertilization in acidic and alkaline soils in Haiti, Journal of Plant Nutrition (2019). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 and extension
- Calixte, M. C., Roberts, T. G., & Bunch, J. C. (2020). Understanding the Context for Agricultural TVET in Haiti. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
- Calixte, M. C., Roberts, T. G., & Bunch, J. C., (2019). Employment Opportunities for Graduates of Agricultural TVET Schools in Haiti. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
- Calixte, M. C., Roberts, T. G., & Bunch, J. C., (2019). Exploring the purpose of agricultural technical schools in Haiti. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
- Calixte, M. C., Roberts, T. G., & Bunch, J. C. (2018). The balance of theoretical and practical skills in agricultural technical schools in Haiti: An exploration of the curriculum. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
- Taisha Venort, Christelle Calixte, Gender Integration in Agricultural Extension Services: A literature review, April 2019.
- Addressing climate risk in Haitian agriculture: English | French
- Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Farm-Based Weather Stations in Haiti: English | Creole
- Haitian farmers learn novel approach to adapt to variable climate conditions: English | French
- Researchers examine models of farm extension services to discover what works best in Haiti: English | French
- Sélectionner le type d’expérience éducatif adapté à votre opération d’agrotourisme (French)
Gender and nutrition
- Balancing your diet with the greens you can grow: Asian spinach and vegetable amaranth: Creole | English
- Folate, health and food sources: Creole | English
- Identifier et repondre aux besoins des publics cibles de la vulgarisation agrico (French)
- Les femmes et l’argent: enjeux uniques (French)
- Conception Pedagogique Utilisant L'approche Des Systèmes Dick Et Carey (French)
- Utilisation de l'apprentissage cooperatif dans l'education (French)
- Culture de la vanille dans le sud de la Floride (French) (English)
- The Potential for Miracle Fruit Production in Haiti (English) (Creole)
- Cheni, spodoptera frugiperda (j.e. smith) (insecta: lepidoptera: noctuidae) (Creole)
- Jesyon Raje nan Jaden Mayi (Creole)
- Developing a Business Plan For Farmer Associations (English) (French)
- Developing and Maintaining Bylaws for Farmer Associations (English) (French)
- Introduction to Nonprofit Evaluation for Farmer Associations (English (French)
- Marketing Strategies for Farmer Associations (English) (French)
- Introduction to Grant Writing for Farmer Associations (English) (French)
- Organizational Structure for Farmer Associations (English) (French)
- Alternaria Nan Fèy ak Gous Pwa an Ayiti (Creole)
- Antraknoz sou Piman Dous (Creole)
- Diagnosis of Common Nematodes in Haiti and Practical Methods for Nematode Extraction from Soil and Plant Tissues (English) (Creole)
- Gestion des Nematodes dans un Jardin Potager (French)
Gid pou Ka Idantifye epi Kontwole Pwoblèm Maladi Plant yo: (Creole)
- Izole Dega Ensèk yo ak Twoub Abyotik yo
- Idantifye Maladi Chanpiyon, Bakteri, ak Viris Ka Bay Plant
- Kontwole Maladi Plant yo
- Kesyon pou Poze Kliyan yo
- Jesyon Entegre Maladi Nan Legim Nan Peyi Dayiti (Creole)
- K/R: Maladi Ren Kaze Lakay Bannann ak Fig an Ay (Creole)
- Kijan pou Nou Kontwole Mildyou Poud Blanch Nan Pwa an Ayiti (Creole)
- Lasiodiplodia K ap Lakoz Pouriti Berejèn an Ayiti (Creole)
- Management of nematodes in tomatoes, peppers and eggplants (French)
- Nematode Fouisseur, Radopholus Similis (Cobb 1893) Thorne (1949) (Nematoda: Secernentea: Tylenchida: Pratylenchidae: Pratylenchinae) (French)
- Review of Common Nematodes that Affect Plantain and Banana in Haiti and
Other Tropical Countries (English) (Creole)
- Tach Bakteryen (Tach Nwa) sou Tomat (Creole)
- Addressing postharvest crop loss and food safety in Haiti (English) | Réduire les pertes post-recolte et promouvoir l’innocuité des aliments en Haïti (French)
- Comment Demarrer une Entreprise Agroalimentaire: Introduction (French)
- Éléments de Base d'un Programme D'assainissement pour la Transformation et la Manutention des Aliments (French)
- Food safety on the farm: good agricultural practices and good handling practices (English) | Sécurité sanitaire des aliments sur la ferme: (French)
- Refwadisman ak dlo glase fwi ak legim yo: itilize teknik ki mwen chè (Creole)
- Utilisation securitaire de l’eau et des aliments en cas de cyclone et autres (French)
- Analyse du Sol (French)
- ITè ak Angrè poui Mèt Jaden yo : Òganis nan Tè a (Creole)
- Les 4B de la Gestion de Fertiisation (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, Getting a Jump on Invasive Pathogens Geographic Risk Assessment for New Banana Diseases in the Caribbean and a Rapid Detection Method for Raffaelea lauricola in Environmental Samples, 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, Critical Influences on the Aspirations of Caribbean-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
- Evaluation of the behavior of 24 lines of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) (French), 2020
- Constructing a Solar Grain Dryer (English) (Creole), 2019, 2020 | Video presentation on building a solar grain dryer (Creole)
- Study Of Climatological Stations and Networks In Haiti (English) (French), 2020
- How to Improve Soil Fertility in Haiti (French), 2020
- Manual on Using PhotosynQ (English) (French), 2020
- Weather Station Maintenance and Repair Manual (English) (French), 2020
- Manual on how to safely operate a lab (French), 2020
- Feed the Future Haiti AREA Project: Master of Science Students, August 2019
- 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
- Pi bon fason pou granmoun (kap pranswen lòt moun) lave men yo (Creole)
- Pi bon fason pou timoun piti (ki gen laj pou ale lekòl) lave men yo (Creole)
- 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
The following are reports submitted by Haitian researchers and professors who were supported by AREA to conduct research projects. All of them are in French; read the success story for more information.
- Dynamics of Yellow Aphid Infestation (Melanaphis Saccharri) on Sorghum ..., Romain Exilien, State University of Haiti’s College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV)
- Enhancing Women's Involvement in Gardens In Haiti: Case of Jacmel Valley ..., Myriam Hippolite, FAMV
- Diagnosis of Fertilization Practices for Market Garden Crops In Kenscoff, Robers-Pierre Tescar, et al., FAMV