Empowering Haitian Farmers, One Plot at a Time

Uncovering the Productivity Paradox in Haiti's Agricultural Landscape

Haiti's agricultural sector is facing a curious challenge - larger farms are paradoxically less productive than their smaller counterparts. Our research has unveiled the complex factors behind this inverse relationship, shedding light on the unique challenges faced by Haitian farmers.

Access to Resources Holds the Key

The reasons behind this productivity paradox likely stem from disparities in access to crucial resources like credit, irrigation, and labor. Smaller farms are better able to leverage these inputs, leading to higher yields per unit of land. Interestingly, we also found that remittances from abroad can significantly boost the productivity of agricultural households, underscoring the importance of external support.

Empowering the Next Generation of Haitian Farmers

As we work to address the systemic barriers faced by Haitian farmers, our focus remains on empowering the next generation. By improving access to resources, supporting small-scale producers, and harnessing the power of remittances, we can unlock the true potential of Haiti's agricultural sector and create a more food-secure future for all.

Unlocking the Potential of Non-Farm Activities

While agriculture remains the backbone of Haiti's rural economy, non-farm activities play a crucial role in supporting household livelihoods. Our research highlights the importance of education, household labor, and asset ownership in driving participation in these vital non-farm enterprises and wage activities. By fostering these opportunities, we can further enhance the resilience and prosperity of Haitian communities.