Project profile — Adaptive and Innovative Solutions for Agri-Food Market Opportunities in Haiti



Overview 

CA-3-P005347001
$13,000,000
Papyrus S.A. (62009)
2019-03-15 - 2024-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)

Sector 

• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (20.00%)
Agricultural inputs (31150) (10.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (40.00%)
• Rural development:
Rural development (43040) (20.00%)
Disaster Risk Reduction (43060) (10.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• 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 

This project aims to strengthen the maize value chain in Haiti’s Sud and Artibonite departments. Its goal is to improve the livelihoods of 10,000 smallholder farm families through expanded commercialization and sustainable production of maize, along with bean, an essential companion crop. An emphasis is on creating opportunities for women and youth to contribute to - and benefit from - activities that promote added value and climate change adaptation in the targeted value chains. Project activities include: (1) increasing targeted maize producers’ access to reliable, competitive, and durable markets for their product through the establishment of local purchasing centers with direct linkages to a large-scale industrial buyer ; (2) improving agricultural productivity, yields, and post-harvest quality of maize and bean through promoting sustainable climate smart techniques and technologies; and (3) enhancing rural farm families’ resiliency to recurrent natural disaster through disaster risk reduction awareness-raising.

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 2021 include: (1) completed a total of three production periods (July 2020, October 2020 and February 2021). Over these periods, the project harvested a production volume of 565.11 MT of maize (indicator 1100.1 forecasted 500 MT) and 466.42 MT of beans (indicator 1100.1 forecasted 500 MT); (2) tested two types of aggregation and purchase point models during the first two periods, the third is still underway; and (3) encouraging results seen concerning the number of farmers accessing the aggregation and purchase point services due to their maize and bean production, with 598 farmers already benefitting from the services compared with the 325 predicted for the life of the project.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $930,348
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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