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In May 2015, a consortium led by the University of Florida received a five-year, $13.7 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development to work on a wide array of research programs designed to build the capacity of Haitians to improve the country's agricultural sector. 


The Feed the Future Haiti AREA project is hosting an International Conference on Agricultural Research and Innovation in Haiti. After five years, it's time for AREA researchers and AREA-sponsored Haitian graduates from U.S. universities to showcase their work on critical aspects of Haiti agriculture. The conference also is a forum to bring researchers, AREA partners and other potential collaborators together to identify opportunities for future research and/or extension activities.


March 10-11, 2020


The Karibe Conference Center in Pétionville, Haiti.


We solicited abstracts of research papers and presentations from Haitian researchers, graduates of AREA's master of science program and AREA project partners. The deadline has passed; more info and instructions.

Why should I attend?

  • Learn about innovation in research and extension in Haiti
  • Make new contacts
  • Identify potential areas of overlap/opportunities to collaborate on ongoing research or extension project


  • The leaders of AREA's research programs will present the results of their research and educational work in these areas: climate solutions, maize research, legume breeding, plant pathology, soil science, extension, higher education, and postharvest technology and food safety.  
  • More than a dozen AREA-sponsored master of science graduates from Haiti — each of whom recently graduated with advanced degrees from the University of Florida or Louisiana State University — will present the results of their research in nearly every field of agricultural sciences, including horticulture, biological engineering, entomology and soil science.
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibits

More information

Stay tuned: AREA will post more information as it becomes available. 


Please contact us if you have questions by writing AREA Director of Research Lemâne Delva at or Research Coordinator Caroline Staub at