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Past

Project CATR (Coopérative Agricole de Terrier Rouge)

To improve the socioeconomic situation of community members in Terrier Rouge through the support of productive agricultural cooperatives. From July to September 2010, farmers organized into rotating work groups and prepared and planted three hectares of farmland. 22 garden beds were prepared for market vegetables, including cabbage and peppers. 121 cooperative members received training in management of the cooperative and cultivation of cabbage, bean, corn, and leek crops. Cooperative leaders received training in accounting and bookkeeping. Crops were harvested and sold, and plans were prepared for future planting seasons. 101 members participated in a General Assembly in which two new members were elected to the Board of Directors and one new member was elected to the Monitoring Committee. The Monitoring and Administrative Committees also received training appropriate to their responsibilities.

Cost: $40,000 CAD per year
Term: Ongoing
Funder/Parnter: Zanmi CATR
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Enhanced Livestock Health and Production Capacity in Rural Cooperatives

To increase the capacity of pcH in the area of basic animal health services by providing training to its members and to develop and promote the use of best practices in livestock health in rural Haitian cooperatives through training of trainers. pcH staff received training in community-based animal health work and have become more proficient as trainers and administrators of best practices for livestock health and production management. pcH staff have gained increased access to course materials and resources that will assist them in training cooperative members in livestock health and production techniques. As a result, pcH-supported cooperatives and their members gained increased access to trained personnel delivering agricultural and veterinary services. Cooperative members have increased their knowledge and skill in livestock health and production management. Click here to find out more about ISCA’s partnership with FIDA/pcH in Haiti.

Cost: $25,000 CAD
Term: 2012
Funder/Partner: University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) and International Sustainable Community Assistance (ISCA)
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Saint-Marc Cholera Prevention and Treatment Project

To decrease preventable deaths due to cholera, diarrheal illness, and other hygiene related illnesses for farming families in Haut Saint-Marc. 300 women and men from three local cooperatives were trained in basic hygiene practices such as hand washing and water purification. Training also focused on building and maintaining latrines that are appropriate to the local community, and basic assessment and treatment skills for diarrheal illness. Local cooperative members in Haut Saint-Marc, an area particularly hard-hit by the cholera epidemic, enhanced their skills in the prevention and treatment of cholera. They gained increased capacity to protect their own general health and to advocate for their health needs and the greater systems that affect their well-being.

Cost: $63,000 USD
Term: 2012
Funder/Partner: Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) and Dr. Becky Eleck
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Building Local Agricultural and Agro-Forestry Capacity in Duchity

To facilitate the development of a 20 year operational plan to support agricultural and agro-forestry production in Duchity, located in the department of Grand Anse in the south of the country. Forests without Borders staff, pcH staff and members of three cooperatives in Duchity were trained in how to develop agro-forestry systems for the short, medium, and long term. Training focused on plant and tree identification, nursery production techniques, plantation establishment, and tending and installing biogas generation systems. pcH staff gained the capacity to continue the process once this project ended. pcH staff and community members in Duchity also learned to train other trainers, disseminate knowledge and skills, and continue to build in-country professional agro-forestry capacity in Haiti.

Cost: $25,000 CAD
Term: 2012
Funder/Partner: Forests Without Borders
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Project Coopérative des Planteurs de Gorgette (CPG)

To improve food security and livelihoods for members of the Coopérative des Planteurs de Gorgette (CPG) in Duchity through support for food production and literacy. 748 cooperative members received literacy training in seven different local literacy centers in Gorgette. 120 farmers were trained in organic composting techniques, and 150 farmers were trained in organic pest management techniques. 100 farmers received training and credit for bean cultivation, an important regional crop. Through literacy training, cooperative members became empowered to participate in cooperative activities and improve the functioning and the profitability of the cooperative. Through agricultural training and credit, farmers were able to increase food production and food availability in the region.

Cost: $25,000 CAD
Term: 2012-2013
Funder/Partner: World Accord
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Lafiteau Community Motivation Mission

To motivate community members in Lafiteau to participate actively in a respectful dialogue process and to assist them in overcoming obstacles and constraints in order to participate fully in the social and economic development of their community. Community members in Lafiteau analyzed their daily lives and learned to identify factors of dependency and resistance within their community. They learned to understand the dynamics of different community groups and how they function, prioritized community needs and resources, developed ideas for concrete collective action, and worked towards the socioeconomic development of Lafiteau. The community is now prepared to work together in a larger development project to create a lasting improvement in the lives of community members in Lafiteau.

Cost: $62,000 USD
Term: 2012
Funder/Partner: Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO)
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Post-Earthquake Food Security in Saint Marc and Fon Batis

To improve food security and livelihoods for earthquake affected populations in the Saint Marc and Fon Batis areas through the support of productive agricultural cooperatives. 120 farmers were trained in market gardening, management and treatment of seeds and pest management. 6 market gardens were established. Displaced populations, along with members of six existing cooperatives, participated in agricultural and cooperative activities. New methods and techniques to increase production were applied by local farmers, resulting in improved yields, increased incomes and greater food security in Saint Marc and Fon Batis. Click here to find out more about World Accord’s partnership with FIDA/pcH in Haiti.

Cost: $24,000 USD
Term: 2011
Funder/Parnter: World Accord
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Gonaïves Community Motivation and Mobilization

The objective of this project is to motivate community members in Gonaïves, who are participants in an ongoing housing project implemented by Haven Partnership, to become more engaged in development of their community and less dependent on Haven. 258 families from the localites of Raboto, Mapou and Morne Blanc, who have already received permanent housing in a new village, learned to participate fully in the socioeconomic development of their community. Community members organized, formed committees and participated in planning and evaluation sessions with Haven. Members learned to prioritize and address their needs collectively, resulting in decreased reliance on Haven for support. The community became motivated to provide for themselves and created a lasting transformation for its members.

Cost: $54,841 USD
Term: 2011
Funder/Partner: Haven Partnership
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Productive Agricultural Support for Victims of the January 12 Earthquake

To support agricultural production, reinforce food security, and improve the incomes of farmers and victims of the January 12 earthquake in Fon Batis, Saint Marc, and Breli. More than 300 farmers from 5 cooperatives received distributions of cabbage and leek seeds and sweet potato seedlings. 125 farmers were trained in organic pest control techniques and received pest traps. Cooperative members received training in the philosophy and principles of credit management, and credit contracts were established with two cooperatives. Cooperative farmers received 26,200 gourdes in agricultural credit in order to finance the planting season. Community members also received 32,000 kg of cement to rebuild destroyed and damaged homes.

Cost: $25,000 USD
Term: 2011
Funder/Partner: Hope International Development Agency (HIDA)
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Agricultural Revitalization – Haiti

To improve household and community livelihoods for approximately 4,027 men, 4,361 women, and 4,194 children of earthquake-affected populations in Fon Batis and Délis. Six crop storage silos and one tool storage building were constructed for seven cooperatives to store their crops and tools during the dry season. Over 2,000 female and male cooperative members received improved seed varieties and agricultural tools to help them restart viable agricultural activities. 4,168 female and 3,904 male cooperative members participated in training to broaden their knowledge and improve their capacity in cooperative leadership, principles of cooperative development, soil conservation and environmental protection, and pest management and grain storage. Agricultural production and profitability increased for local community members. Livelihoods and food security were strengthened for both individuals displaced by the earthquake and host families who took them in after the disaster.

Cost: $1,176,960 CAD
Term: 2011-2013
Funder/Partner: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and HOPE International Development Agency
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