Improving Food Security through Agricultural Cooperatives

To improve food security and livelihoods of earthquake-affected populations in Saint Marc and Fon Batis, through the support of agricultural cooperatives. More than 450 farmers from 3 cooperatives participated in a seed and grain storage program and received training in the managment of pests related to storage. 95 farmers received training in market gardening techniques and received distributions of vegetable seeds. Agricultural credit was provided to purchase bean seeds and farming tools for the planting season. Capital credit was provided to purchase and store grain and seed from the January 2011 harvest.

Cost: $25,000 USD
Term: 2010-2011
Funder/Partner: Hope International Development Agency (HIDA)