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Project details

Pia

Agricultural intensification program in the Artibonite Valley

country

Haiti

duration

2 years

budget

$1.8 million CAD

Agrifood

Water and sanitation

With this program we worked to increase farmer incomes through the establishment of an agricultural intensification and diversification process. Three sectors were targeted: rice production, rice seeds and vegetable production.

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Our planned approach was to provide technical and organizational assistance to small agricultural producers to increase their yields and improve the marketing of products. In addition, we contributed in a tangible way to improving irrigation water usage by supporting the water users’ organization in the region. Farmers participated in the decision-making process for investments in agricultural intensification and in the maintenance and management of their own irrigation and drainage infrastructure.Our planned approach was to provide technical and organizational assistance to small agricultural producers to increase their yields and improve their product commercialization. In addition, we contributed in a tangible way to improving irrigation water usage by supporting the water users’ organization in the region. Farmers participated in the decision-making process for investments in agricultural intensification and in the maintenance and management of their own irrigation and drainage infrastructure.

This project was led by a consortium made up of AECOM, the Centre d’étude et de coopération internationale (CECI), PRODEVA and SOCODEVI.

Results

Increase
from 2 tons to more than 6 tons per hectare

in yields from the rice sector

600%
increase

in revenue for the packaging and conservation of onions for sale outside the harvesting season

Yields
of 9 to 10 tons per hectare

from demonstration plots

Creation
and consolidation

of irrigation water user groups and creation of a federation of associations

Major donors

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