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Experimenting Amidst Adversity

March 1, 2022

You don’t have to wait until conditions are perfect before you start an initiative to improve soil and water conditions. In fact, you really shouldn’t, as these program participants can tell you. This three-year program comes to an end after a time of almost constant adversity – a global pandemic, a military takeover, resistance movements […]

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Life is Better in So Many Ways

January 12, 2022

Now that they have a tank to store rainwater in, Maribel and her family are no longer completely limited to producing food in the unpredictable rainy season. She says, “Through training activities with [local partner] CIEETS, we can now grow and harvest more because we’ve learned about farming with irrigation. Since what we grow is […]

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Great Achievement Despite Crisis After Crisis

January 7, 2022

Thanks to the dedication of participants and local partner alike, the goals of the two-year program that focused on animals, agriculture and adaptation were met according to plan! When seen against the backdrop of all that’s been happening in Haiti over the last two years, their achievement becomes even more remarkable. Among the countrywide and […]

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We’re Never Done Learning

September 21, 2021

Until local partner ADIP offered training in soil conservation, Zacarías thought he’d learned everything there was to know about farming … and that it wasn’t getting any better. His parents had taught him traditional farming and he’d done what they’d shown him for many years. But then he started noticing that the land he inherited […]

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Reaping the Benefits of Soil Conservation

February 10, 2021

You can hardly find a better advocate for soil conservation and erosion control than Mr. Nang. He’s a leader in one of local partner KMSS’s community-driven Innovation Groups and plants his sloping land with methods tried and found true by local farmers. The program, whose apt subtitle is “Restoring Productivity through Soil Conservation,” encourages Innovation […]

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Making the Best of Challenging Realities

October 23, 2020

Peron sees hope in farming now that he’s got a handle on soil conservation techniques. He, his wife and their six children farm his father’s land, which has been in the family since 1961. He has regularly lost his crops to drought, rain and high winds, and was more than ready for a change. He […]

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Farmer-Led Innovations Reduce Soil Erosion

February 28, 2020

As a result of their own research, farmers in the program’s Innovation Groups are now aware that rainwater, along with their soil, only runs downhill if they allow it to. These groups are testing which methods are most effective in stopping soil erosion on the steep mountainsides they farm. The purpose of the project is […]

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Improving Food Security and the Treatment of Children in Haiti

January 28, 2020

Local partner SKDE works with 10 farmer cooperatives in Haiti’s Northwest and Artibonite departments. Although hundreds of program participants take part in a wide range of trainings, this report focuses on two. Improving the Lives of Children Poor families often have no alternative to sending their children to live with less-poor relatives, with the understanding […]

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