Help 500 Rural Haitian Families Fight Hunger

by Partners of the Americas
Jan 3, 2011

Seeds of Change Planted in Haiti

Sharing experiences with fellow producers
Sharing experiences with fellow producers

The Feeding Families Project is proud to be contributing to agricultural development in Grand Boulage and surrounding areas.  In collaboration with Friends of Haiti (FOH) and other groups, progress is being made in the nursery and small animal projects.  

Nursery Project
Below are some excerpts from recent reports from Nursery Manager Jean Rony Dorelus:

Seedling Production:

  • 2,400 bags have been filled and 1,040 seedlings have been distributed and planted in the ground
  • 1,360 seedlings are in growth and will be distributed, including:  500 Avocado trees, 300 Casse trees, 200 Sede trees, 300 Orange tree and 10 Almond trees

Trees Planted:
540 trees are planted: 120 Avocado trees, 80 Casse trees, 70 Sed trees, and 64 Mango trees

The Gardens:
15 families have vegetables gardens at their homes, and some are doing quite well.  Others are facing challenges, particularly the insects that are destroying the plants.  We are seeking solutions to this pest problem.  Training sessions have been held for families with gardens focused mainly on the production and protection of the seedlings. Vegetable seeds that we would like in the future include cabbage, carrots, beets, spinach, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, and Parsley.

Small Animal Production
In the area of small animals, training has been provided to goat producers in the community.  FOH has started a new program modeled after 4 H that focuses on school children and teaches them how to properly raise animals and gives them a pregnant goat.  

The rabbit activities continue and each new rabbitry that is build seems to be an improvement over the next.  The community wants additional rabbit production units to be started for other successful producers.  The next step for the rabbit producers is to develop a better marketing plan that will further encourage production, co-operation and an income source. 

 

**Your generous gifts help support these and other activities in Haiti and we THANKS YOU for your donations and commitment to the Feeding Families Project!**  

Collecting local planting materials
Collecting local planting materials
Visit to successful rabbitry in Grand Boulage
Visit to successful rabbitry in Grand Boulage
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Partners of the Americas

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.partners.net
Partners of the Americas
Project Leader:
Peggy Carlson
Director, Farmer to Farmer Program
Washington, DC United States

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