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Planting Now (2nd Edition): Revitalizing agriculture for reconstruction and development in Haiti

Planting Now (2nd Edition): Revitalizing agriculture for reconstruction and development in Haiti
26 pages

Authors
Joseph, Tonny

Publication date
15 Oct 2012

ISBN
978-1-78077-174-8

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Briefing Papers

Type
Policy paper

Agriculture in Haiti has suffered three decades of crisis and institutional neglect. Nevertheless, almost 60 percent of Haitians live in rural areas and rely on farming for their livelihoods. For that reason, agriculture must play a central role in post-earthquake reconstruction. However, the plans and programs of the Haitian government and the international community have proven insufficient to revitalize the sector and improve conditions for small-scale farmers, and have failed to recognize the important roles of women in agriculture. The Haitian government and the main actors in agriculture should continue to prioritize agricultural development, while putting greater emphasis on long-term programs to assist Haitians to get back on their feet and improve their living conditions with dignity.

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