FONHDAD: Scientific approaches to improve agricultural production

The Haitian Foundation for Sustainable Agricultural Development (FONHDAD in French), which aims to promote modern agriculture at the Cul-de-Sac, conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and the US Department of Agriculture, a soil pilot project at Bas Boen. Over 3,000 hectares considered, this study reveals eleven soil types just in the area of…

Trainings on Canal Irrigation Techniques in Bas Boen

In March 2014, Feed the Future West/WINNER organized a training for farmers associations in the Cul-de-Sac plain on the use of irrigation canals with floodgates, flow measurement, flow calculation methods, and other irrigation techniques at its Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) in Bas-Boen. The objective of the two-day training, held on March 10-11 andled…

CRDD of Bas Boen joins MARNDR, and the Cooperative of Chanpyon Farmers

The Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Bas Boen joins the West Departmental Direction of MARNDR, and the Cooperative of Chanpyon Farmers of the Cul-de-Sac plain to launch the 2013-2014 winter bean planting season  The Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Bas Boen, implemented by the Feed the Future West/WINNER project, funded by…

Haitian President Sees Agricultural Improvements in Action

Demonstrating his commitment to improving agriculture in Haiti, on February 16, 2012, Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly toured local farmers’ associations to see first-hand the positive impact farmer training and new irrigation systems are having on Haitian farmers. Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly and members of his cabinet recently visited farmer groups to see how…

The U.S. government donates tractors to haitian farmer associations

On Tuesday, December 20, 2011, during a ceremony held at the Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Bas Boen, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided nine tractors to Haitian farmers’ associations of the region around Saint Marc. This initiative is part of WINNER (Watershed Initiative for National…