Haiti—Feed the Future Resilience and Agriculture Sector Advancement (HRASA) Activity

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development

Duration: 2021-2026

Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Country: Haiti

Solutions: Economic Growth

Once called the Pearl of the Antilles because of its natural beauty, rich resources, and enviable agricultural production, following decades of recurrent shocks and stresses, Haiti now struggles to adequately feed its population. Almost 60 percent of the population lives below the national poverty line, with 25 percent in extreme poverty.

The Feed the Future Haiti Resilience and Agriculture Sector Advancement (HRASA) Activity capitalizes on existing opportunities and catalyzes others to improve the competitiveness, inclusion, and resilience of agricultural market systems—ensuring that benefits from strengthened market systems accrue to the most vulnerable and ultimately advance Haiti’s food security and Journey to Self-Reliance.

HRASA improves the efficiency and effectiveness of existing market system actors; stimulates and expands private sector engagement and investment in agricultural market systems; and strengthens the capacity of subsistence farming households to participate in opportunities.

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Sample Activities

  • Work with local stakeholders to increase agricultural yields, improve post-harvest handling and processing, expand extension services, and increase the supply and demand for quality inputs.
  • Increase organizational, technical, and leadership capacity of producer groups and associations.
  • Increase private sector investment and engagement across market systems.
  • Improve risk mitigation to maintain market system function.
  • Improve access to information needed to plan for and respond to shocks and stresses.
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