Help poor families in Haiti feed themselves and earn a regular income through urban agriculture
The effects of the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, are still being felt, particularly in the densely populated Carrefour Feuilles district. Here, many families are struggling to feed themselves and to rebuild their lives and livelihoods with limited government support.
With your support we aim to:
- Increase urban food production and incomes for producers, especially women-headed households by introducing innovative rooftop and backyard growing techniques, nurseries, water collection systems, and marketing opportunities;
- Increase the availability of fresh, affordable food for local communities;
- Enable growers to collectively promote wider replication of urban agriculture and to lobby for support for urban farming in their areas.
Who will benefit
Directly, some 250 families, around 1,000 people, in Carrefour Feuilles will benefit from support to establish backyard or rooftop gardens growing vegetables and fruit. By growing more food, these families will benefit from more varied diets and greater household income. At least half of the beneficiaries will come from women-headed households.