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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Haiti - Agriculture : Innovative solutions in Marigot, a success story

Since 2013, the population of the commune of Marigot (Southeast department, borough of Jacmel), supported by the organization Solidarity Union Cooperation (SUCO) and the European Union, is currently meeting the food security challenge through a project, which in addition to nutrition, aims to protect the environment and agricultural recovery. Two years after launching the project, the results are very encouraging: 18 hectares of watersheds were protected by the installation of metal structures and biological, more than 69,000 fruit and forest seedlings were planted nearly a thousand jobs were created and about 400 families became familiar with soil conservation techniques. Steps have also been taken to improve agricultural irrigation through the construction of almost 1,050 meters linear channels, which have increased the irrigated area in the zone, which now reaches 170 hectares. In addition, 22 additional hectares of land have been valued while agricultural production has intensified and diversified across all farmland of Marigot. The women are closely associated with all agricultural dynamics of the commune. Two women's organizations (MOFADEM and FLKM) are in charge of two nurseries set up by the project for the preparation of seedlings. These groups were trained in the principles of entrepreneurship, process by which everyone has benefited seedling production contracts (for about 27,000 seedlings).

Source: Haiti Libre