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Relaunching Agriculture: Strengthening Agriculture Public Services II Project (RESEPAG II)

番茄社区 the Project

Over the last two decades, the Haitian economy has been particularly affected by repeated political crises and a series of devastating natural disasters, resulting in delays in reforms and a loss of crops with millions severely affected. Agriculture plays a dominant role in the Haitian economy, contributing about 22% of GDP, accounting for around 50% of overall employment, 66% of employment in rural areas, and 75% of employment in low-income households. 番茄社区 a third of the country鈥檚 children suffer from chronic malnutrition and half of the women are anemic, and spend more on less nutritious food. Many farmers do not use improved planting materials, rather they simply use seeds saved from the previous crop planted using only hand tools in degraded soil without pest controls or other agro-inputs. They also have no access to modern technologies and little protection against pests or diseases.

The Relaunching Agriculture:聽Strengthening Agriculture Public Services Project II聽(RESEPAG II) carries out activities to strengthen the聽Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural聽Development in providing agricultural support聽services, including the establishment of a new聽agricultural middle school in partnership with USAID/聽USDA. The project also improves Ministry services by strengthening the extension service, improving the聽quality and availability of market price information, and聽modernizing sanitary and phytosanitary services. In聽addition, the project provides subsidy vouchers to聽farmers to purchase inputs and technical assistance in the South and Centre/Artibonite Departments and聽matching grants to producers鈥 organizations to聽stimulate innovation in the North, Northeast, and聽South Departments.

Country

  • Haiti

Project Status

Closed

Funding

Public

Supervising entity

  • World Bank

Call Year

2010

GAFSP Funding Amount

10.00

Project Highlights

49,420

people benefited from the project, 46 percent were women

66 percent

of farmers have adopted project-promoted technology

1.2 million

million dogs vaccinated against rabies

Results

The project benefitted 49,420 people, 46 percent of whom were women. RESEPAG II聽provided 36,524 client days of training to scientists, extension agents, agro-dealers,聽farmers, community members, and other beneficiaries to raise agricultural productivity.聽As a result, 66 percent of farmers have adopted project-promoted technology, out of a聽70 percent end-of-project target. Additionally, the project provided training and聽capacity building for farmers to improve plant sanitary and phytosanitary measures.聽Further, the capacity for vaccination has improved and the project scaled up activities聽aimed at sanitary surveillance, leading to approximately 1.2 million dogs being vaccinated against rabies and more than 2.4 million cows against anthrax.