Present since 2001
Locations in Haiti
Sud-Est department, three sections of the Marigot commune and Port-au-Prince
Our office in Jacmel
Representative: Lucie Bouliane
Telephone : (509) 2813-1148
- 600 Haitian farm families improved their agricultural production.
- 324 women improved their knowledge of healthy nutrition.
- 200 children improved their knowledge of nutrition and hygiene.
- 12 partner associations of farmers in Haiti increased their capacity to act to improve their quality of life.
Actions in the Field
Soil protection, conservation and rehabilitation
- Offered training and provided ongoing coaching to producers on techniques to protect and conserve soils in Haiti
- Made agricultural land more fertile and restored forest cover to reduce vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes
- Offered training and coaching programs on better agricultural techniques
- Supported building and operating local market gardens
- Increased families’ access to large quantities of diverse, high-quality local foods all year long
- Fostered the introduction and use of environmentally-friendly agricultural techniques adapted to the areas in question using SUCO’s training and support methodology, Djakout Peyizan
Nutritional education and diet
- Made the population aware of best practices for basic hygiene and nutrition. A food guide (Gid alimanté totally in Creole) is a teaching reference to make the public, especially women, aware of concepts like the nutritional value of foods, a balanced diet, the special needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers and of children under 5, best practices for safe food preparation and setting a family budget. These subjects encourage the adoption of behaviours that help to rein in the causes of malnutrition.
- Fostered local development to strengthen local competences by a series of intervention strategies, methods and tools; engaged local Haitian communities in concerted actions for development; strengthened the capacity of members of partner associations for farmers to act