Project profile — Creole Garden Revalorisation



Overview 

CA-3-P005348001
$5,000,000
Agronomes et Vétérinaires sans Fron
2019-03-25 - 2024-05-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)

Sector 

• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (15.00%)
Agricultural land resources (31130) (15.00%)
Industrial crops/export crops (31162) (30.00%)
Agricultural education/training (31181) (10.00%)
• 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 (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 aims to develop the agroforestry systems based on coffee and cocoa in the South Department of Haiti. This department is particularly vulnerable to climate change, thus aggravating environmental degradation and directly impacting agricultural activities and the entire value chain. In order to ensure the sustainability of the agroforestry systems ("creole gardens"), the project also seeks to improve the capacity of producers to adapt to climate change; encourage the creation of skills on agroforestry adaptation to climate change through the adequacy of training curricula; and strengthen the governance capacities of local and departmental authorities on adaptation to climate change. Project activities include: (1) installation and innovative and sustainable management of 250 hectares of new plantations by more than 800 families under the leadership of youth and women; (2) strengthening the economic empowerment and social recognition of women involved in these agroforestry sectors by promoting their access to strategic roles and functions; and (3) improving the capacity of value chain actors in organizational management, commercialization, and marketing to ensure better access to niche markets by improving the quality of the commodities produced.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) increased access to technical, economical and environmentally friendly improvements and innovations. Installed 260 ha in cocoa agroforestry systems between the communes of Torbeck, Camp-Perrin and Maniche in the South Department; (2) the regeneration of the density of plots to increase three cooperatives in Grand'Anse are under contract for the production of 18,000 cocoa seedlings, 6,000 cover tree seedlings and compost production; (3) in Rendel, the Network of Coffee Cooperatives of the South continues with coffee seedlings simultaneously as it puts the seedlings of fruit and forest trees in place. In about two to three months, coffee seedlings will come out of this nursery to go into the field of the coffee agroforestry systems installed plots; and (4) a new nursery will replace lost ones due to the earthquake of August 14, 2021, adding another 75,000 to 80,000 coffee seedlings over a year. Several efforts converge to reduce the emission of CO2 in the atmosphere and to contribute to the fight against climate change.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,243,188
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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