Project profile — Cashew, Mango and Gardening Value Chains Development for the Benefit of Women and Youth



Overview 

CA-3-D004935001
$4,998,828
SUCO-Solidarité Union Coopération (CA-CRA_ACR-3130650575)
2019-03-13 - 2024-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)

Sector 

• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (10.00%)
Agricultural inputs (31150) (5.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (20.00%)
Industrial crops/export crops (31162) (20.00%)
Agricultural education/training (31181) (15.00%)
Agricultural research (31182) (5.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (5.00%)
• Other Multisector: Rural development (43040) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

The project seeks to improve the economic well-being and reduce the vulnerability of Haitian women and men living in rural areas in Haiti’s Sud department. To achieve this, the project activities include training, outreach and participative research, as well as the introduction of innovative practices, techniques and technologies. The goal is to make production systems for mango, cashew nut and some associated vegetable crop value chains more productive, better adapted to climate change and more resistant to shocks. The project also seeks to improve existing farming, management and natural resource development practices and encourage the adoption of agro-ecological practices with a view to environmental sustainability, economic viability and climate change adaptation. Furthermore, the project is also helping to develop agricultural product processing and preparation systems that meet the quality standards required by the markets. The desired professionalization of the targeted value chains depends in part on the presence and strengthening of associations and private businesses in which women play a key role. The project supports 600 producers, particularly women and young people.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) value-added of the targeted agri-food value chains is increased, particularly for women and youth in the targeted regions, while respecting the environment; and (2) agri-food value chains targeted by the project are better adapted to climate change.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) supported 465 people (379 women and 86 men) through interventions in the targeted regions. These interventions were carried out in collaboration with the Departmental Agricultural Directorate of the South and the Communal Agricultural Offices. They enabled farmers to cover the costs of labor for soil preparation during the spring agricultural season; (2) sowed 34 hectares of land with market garden and cereal crops. This action contributed to alleviate the food insecurity situation; and (3) distribution food and cereal seeds to 200 women and offered a financial subsidy to help them recover as quickly as possible from the damage caused by the earthquake of August 14, 2021.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,055,621
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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