Mobile Clinic Extension

This is a one year mobile clinic extension program servicing five additional areas where FIDA/pcH has invested in cooperative formation. It is privately funded with intent to assess the capacity of the respective communities in terms of scaling up the concept of the Fon Batis pilot.

Cost: $120,000 CAD
Term: 2020-2021
Funder/Partner: Significant Anonymous Donor



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Zoranger Agriculture

This is an 18 month project funded by Premier Equipment Ltd, a John Deere Dealership based in Elmira, Ontario. Located in the Zoranger area in the West Department the objective is to establish two seed producing nurseries of significant varieties that will contribute to the economic  advancement of the cooperatives as well address reforestation.  Varieties will include cedar, tamarind, soursop, avocado , papaya and mango and training in seed replication and grafting methods.

Cost: $53,000 USD
Term: 2020-2021
Funder/Partner: Premier Equipment Ltd.


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Lescave Post Matthew Economic Recovery

The project aims to facilitate post-hurricane economic recovery and contribute to sustainable livelihoods of the most vulnerable families of the Duchity Communale Section of the Pestel region, in the area of Lescave and Gorgette. The project will constitute an initiative founded on the holistic, people-centered development approach. It is designed to   empower communities and avoid creating dependency by progressively strengthening the community capacity to be able to sustain processes of endogenous development. It is now widely acknowledged that an integrated approach that deliberatively develops on the inherent synergy between stakeholders is an essential element for achieving internationally agreed upon social and economic development goals.

The primary objectives of the project are:

  • to assist the most vulnerable and most affected families to recover their livelihoods, and improve agricultural production
  • to reinforce the capacity of local cooperatives local cooperatives to produce high quality seeds by initiating production and promoting local seed banks
  • to promote community resilience building and reinforce local food security system by way of a model garden concept
  • To address issues of environment and climate change adaption by facilitating farmer-led innovation around good agricultural practices, rainwater management, and promotion of an adapted agricultural system that will serve to reduce soil and gully erosion, greatly improve agricultural production, and ensure medium and long-term food security for participating families.
Cost: $221,955 USD
Term: October 2019-September 2021
Funder/Partner: TearFund Netherlands/World Renew


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Hurricane Matthew Recovery Response

The focus of this first phase of the program is to contribute to the agricultural recovery of farming households who were affected by Hurricane Matthew, which struck southern Haiti in October 2016. This will lay the basis for longer term agricultural capacity-building and resiliency capacity-building. Woven through the planned programming over the next two years is the core concept of enhancing resilience. This will be done through the promotion of appropriate inputs in this first six month recovery track that will begin providing enhanced year round livelihood opportunities (new and different crops, drought-resistant and crops, changing seasonal harvest patterns through grafting, etc.). After this first proposed project, the stewardship, cultivation and management of these inputs will then be taught and reinforced as part of the second eighteen month resilience track. The main community delivery mechanism through which these results will be achieved will be the community-based cooperative associations that will bring agricultural benefits to families as well as provide an avenue for community members to work together collectively.

Cost: $211,415 CAD
Term: April 2017- March 2019
Funder/Partner: World Renew/CFGB (Canadian Food Grains Bank)
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Hope Community Project

The purpose is to undertake an EBRA (French Acronym for Evaluation of Needs and Resources for Learning) in two communities to assess the technical performance and capacity of broiler production and the potential for economical development through the establishing of a cooperative business. The project includes the training of Hope Community staff in participatory methodology, cooperative formation and establishment, construction of coops and training in broiler production, credit, and an adult literacy program.

Cost:  $150,000 USD
Term: 2017-2020
Funder/Partner: Hope Community Project


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Exploratory Assessment and Poultry Pilot in Gonaives

FIDA/pcH is contracted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to undertake a pilot poultry project for five families in Gonaives. Chicken meat is the most affordable source of protein in many countries around the world. In Haiti, it is consumed by the majority of the population and is the most popular source of protein after herring. With the ban imposed on the import of chickens from the Dominican Republic, the Haitian poultry industry is experiencing an economic opportunity. The five families will be selected from the membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gonaives.  A member or members of each family will be trained on broiler production techniques and will be trained on the following topics:

  •  The production of broiler chickens
  •  Traditional preparation of broiler feed
  •  The use of poultry droppings as fertilizer
  •  The marketing of broilers

At the end of 4 months, the participants will have completed two cycles of broiler chickens, and can anticipate a 25%  increase in their business. They will have acquired a competency in the management and production of broiler chickens, and will be able to identify the various symptoms of the common diseases of broiler chickens. Prior to launching the pilot an Exploratory Visit will be undertaken to have a better understanding and knowledge of the capacity of the participants.

Cost: $15,000 USD
Term: 2017
Funder/Partner: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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UN FAO Exploratory Assessment in Abricots and Bonbon

The purpose of the exploratory assessment is to determine the capacity of community members of Abricots and Bonbon, to establish a pilot based on an agroforestry model, and a cooperative model based on bee production. The methodology utilizes active listening, observation and understanding the obstacles and and cultural barriers that may limit economic development. FAO desires to develop actions to support these communities by facilitating the implementation of community nurseries based on a sustainable agroforestry model and managed by and strengthened by a local cooperative structure. It is anticipated that these actions will directly impact the agricultural sector in these communities such as beekeeping, fruit processing and cocoa.

Cost: $4,726
Term: 2017
Funder/Partner: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FIDA
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Kreyòl Garden

An industry driven agroforestry model for agricultural revitalization in Grand Anse post Hurricane Matthew. This project is a pilot that aims to establish a new model of agro-forestry in Haiti to improve household and livelihoods of members of two agricultural cooperatives. The Kreyòl Garden model embraces the concept of producing tree, orchard, and annual crop species on each plot of land while restoring natural ecological processes. This approach reduces the biological and economic risks associated with single commodity agriculture. The pilot intends to see cooperative producers have improved access to agricultural inputs and enhanced skills in agricultural practices. Furthermore, there will be an enhanced understanding of environmental restoration and conservation techniques. The pilot anticipates there will be significant environmental benefit that will have established a viable growing stock with measurable diversity which will contrast with other agro projects.

The pilot will engage 300 select cooperative members of two rural communities currently struggling at a subsistence level, to participate in a model and innovative agroforestry project. The 300 members plus their families representing over 1500 men, women and children respectively will be the direct recipients of the nutritional and economic benefits of the pilot during its establishment. Indirect beneficiaries include 3000 cooperative members in three communities plus their families (15,000). The project is designed to be scalable for every cooperative farmer to employ on their land space as a living example for others.

Cost:  $855,197 CAD
Term: 2017-2020
Funder/Partner: Hope International Development Agency (HIDA), Foresters for Haiti, Premier Equipment Ltd., Gaylea Foundation


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Relief Response to Hurricane Matthew

Following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, FIDA/pcH partnered with World Renew and Canada Food Grains Bank to deliver short -term relief to 1600 families that suffered complete loss of home and livelihood. The project includes an extensive survey of over 3,000 households. It is advised the relief should not etend beyond three months in order to mitigate long term dependency. Toward this end, seeds will be provided for the upcoming planting season.

Cost: $660,000 USD
Term: November 2016-February 2017
Funder/Partner: World Renew/CFGB (Canada Food Grains Bank)
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Nutrition Project

The focus of this project was to educate mothers on providing proper care and nutrition for their children. This included culinary classes twice a week, a water treatment product being distributed to children who have scabies, and receiving proper treatment and medication. During the project, there were 4 screening sessions using the brachial perimeter. Two were in Lescave and two were in Duchity. During each session, mothers are asked what they want to feed their child in the following session.  The recipe will be discussed and the nutritional value of each ingredient will be explained. Prior to the following session, two women will purchase the necessary ingredients for the meal. While one group will do the cooking together, the other group will clean up afterwards. Before eating the meal prepared, a song is always sung almost like a prayer. With the help of another sponsor, following up on the project would be made possible.  This would allow for the children taking part to have 15 consecutive days of a balanced diet, successfully curing malnutrition.

Cost: $16,000 CAD
Term: November 2016 – January 2017
Funder/Partner: World Accord
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