Empowering Haiti's Smallholder Farmers

Unlocking the Potential of Haiti's Agricultural Productivity

In Haiti, we've uncovered a troubling trend - larger farms are actually less productive than their smaller counterparts. This inverse relationship between farm size and agricultural productivity is a common challenge faced by developing nations. But there's hope - by addressing the underlying barriers, we can help Haiti's small farmers thrive.

Overcoming the Obstacles

Access to credit, irrigation, labor, and essential inputs are often the key factors holding back small farmers in Haiti. But there's a glimmer of light - our research shows that remittances from abroad can actually boost agricultural productivity by 2% for every 10% increase. By targeting these pain points, we can empower Haiti's small-scale producers to reach their full potential.

Embracing the Power of Diversification

While agriculture remains the backbone of Haiti's rural economy, non-farm activities are also crucial, especially for female-headed households. By understanding the drivers of non-farm participation, we can support families in diversifying their income sources and enhancing their food security. Together, we can build a more resilient and prosperous future for Haiti's agricultural communities.