Help Haitians Grow Food Themselves

Oct 21, 2010

Emergency Relief Yields Bountiful Harvests

Woman selling her harvest in the local market
Woman selling her harvest in the local market

Lambi Fund staff recently returned from a field visit with partner organizations in Northwest Haiti to assess how communities are doing post-quake.  This was a wonderful opportunity to talk with local organizations about the earthquake’s impact on their communities and how local organizations responded.

By all accounts, Lambi Fund’s emergency assistance program focusing on food production and food security was a total success.  In early Spring, at the start of the planting season, Lambi Fund provided the thousands of farmers, including members of ROJETAT, with grants to expand crop production.  Since ROJETAT’s community population nearly doubled overnight as earthquake survivors fled Port-au-Prince for the rural provinces, expanded food production in this region was essential.  These grants allowed farmers to purchase more seeds, new tools, and inputs to increase crop productivity. 

Farmers shared with Lambi Fund their success stories of fast growing cultivation within two months and how they generated bountiful harvests of peas, vegetables, and corn for consumption and sale at local markets.  Increasing food security is an important part of ensuring rapid recovery in Haiti.  Continue to support farming organizations like ROJETAT in rural Haiti and allow farmers to work to provide local and affordable food for Haiti.   Mesi for all of your support- Lambi Fund couldn’t do this without you!



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Lambi Fund of Haiti

Washington, DC, United States

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Marie Marthe Saint Cyr

Executive Director
Washington, DC Haiti

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