Food Security Support for Farmers in Fon Batis

To improve food security and livelihoods for 5,000 farmers in Fon Batis, including 3,000 cooperative farmers and 2,000 non-cooperative farmers. Farmers in Fon Batis are suffering from extreme food insecurity following the destruction of their harvests and their seed stores in the 2012 planting season. A period of drought followed by two hurricanes in 2012 caused widespread crop destruction in Haiti. Farmers in Fon Batis will receive badly needed distributions of seeds, and technical support from pcH agronomists for the next two planting seasons. Cooperatives will receive capital credit to store harvests and support member farmers in times of need. Cooperative members will also receive training in management and accounting of loans. Farmers in Fon Batis will be able to diversify their crops and provide a store of harvests and seeds not only to recover from the current food insecurity, but also to withstand similar shocks in the future.

Cost: $70,000 USD
Term: One year
Funder/Partner: Hope International Development Agency (HIDA)