Research Consortium for the Development of Agriculture in Haiti

Even before it was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010, Haiti's children suffered some of the worst rates of undernutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to UNICEF, in 2005, one out of every three children under five was stunted or chronically undernourished. Since the earthquake, agriculture and food security have become top priorities for international donors and the national government. Aid has increased and the government plans major reforms. However, research efforts and resources are scarce, and local research capacity is fragmented. There is limited collaboration between Haitian research institutions and development organizations, with most relevant research in agriculture and food security being undertaken by experts from outside Haiti. With important policy and finance decisions being taken, there is an urgent need for innovative local research that will strengthen agricultural practices in Haiti and increase food security.

This project supports applied research in agriculture and food security in Haiti through the creation of a research consortium. This consortium will stimulate agricultural research, improve coordination and dialogue among Haitian institutions, and strengthen research capacities. It will act as a knowledge centre and explore information and communication mechanisms that can effectively share research results with local populations, key institutions, and market actors.

Led by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture, the project aligns with the interests of Haiti's Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development. Local institutions with a research mandate, public institutions from the agricultural sector, and representatives of producers' associations will play a role in shaping the consortium's research agenda. Two competitive calls for proposals will be launched, based on the priorities defined with Haitian stakeholders, and will support at least 10 small research projects.

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État du projet


Date de début

Jeudi, juin 28, 2012

Date butoir

Mardi, avril 28, 2015


24 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Burone, Federico

Financement total

CAD$ 500,000


Haïti, Amérique Nord et Centrale, Amérique du Sud

Chargé(e) de projet

Rachelle Pierre-Louis


Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura

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