Intiative de Developpement pour une Eco-Agriculture en Haiti
Tiby, 2e Section Commune Petit trou de Nippes
Rue Cameau, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Petit Trou de Nippes
Environmental degradation constitutes a core development challenge with serious implications for Haiti ‘s prosperity. Years of continuous natural resource mismanagement, civil turmoil, and an unfortunate string of natural disasters have led to widespread deforestation and structural instability. Among the nation’s most pressing issues are a lack of sustainable and affordable sources of energy, improper waste management, and dwindling agricultural production. An important consequence of this situation is a massive migration from rural areas to the larges cities of the country. To overcome this issue and reverse this long trend of destruction, a concerted national effort is required to reconcile the population with the environment. IDEAL-Haiti uses an integrated program that aims at restoring the environment through an ecology-based approach. The underlying principle of this program is that rather than considering as the primary factor to destroy otherwise healthy systems, people can be seen as nested within the environment and are able to take action to protect and preserve all ecosystem services. IDEAL-Haiti works with smallholder farmers and youths in remote areas in Haiti to reverse the alarming degradation of Haiti’s natural ecosystems and increase rural livelihoods through adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. Our major partners are the farmers that are constantly struggling to feed a growing population. We work to strengthen resilience to climate change impacts and increase productivity.