Feed the Future West/WINNER and UMCOR support farmers to reduce post harvest losses

post harvest losses1Feed the Future West/WINNER and UMCOR support farmers to reduce post harvest losses

After 10 days of training sessions in post harvest management, fifty farmers received their certificates at a ceremony held at the Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Bas Boen, in the Cul-de-Sac plain, on Friday December 13th, 2013.

Jointly organized by the United Methodist Committee on Relief - UMCOR and the Feed the Future West/WINNER project, the seminar aimed to provide farmers with techniques involving the use of post harvest equipment, while emphasizing their usefulness in reducing losses during and after harvest.

 

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The Rural Centers for Sustainable Development (CRDD), soon managed by independent entities

Development CRDD1The Rural Centers for Sustainable Development (CRDD), soon managed by independent entities

 In order to ensure that the Rural Centers for Sustainable Development (CRDDs) have a smooth transition to being managed by independent entities, a three-day training was held from December 3rd to December 5th, 2013, at Palm Events in Petion-Ville for those entities called upon to manage the CRDDs. The CRDDs are training, demonstration, and applied research centers aimed at modernizing Haitian agriculture.

The purpose of this training was to empower these entities to have capacity to manage the CRDDs. Specifically, it is to provide them with technical tools that would allow them to search and manage funding.

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The Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Bas Boen joins the West Departmental Direction of MARNDR, and the Cooperative of Chanpyon Farmers of the Cul-de-Sac plain to launch the 2013-2014 winter bean planting season

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The Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Bas Boen joins the West Departmental Direction of MARNDR, and the Cooperative of Chanpyon Farmers of the Cul-de-Sac plain to launch the 2013-2014 winter bean planting season

 The Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Bas Boen, implemented by the Feed the Future West/WINNER project, funded by USAID, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), and the Cooperative of Chanpyon Farmers of the Cul-de-Sac plain (COPACPLA), launched the "2013-2014 Winter Bean Planting Season", Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at the CRDD of Bas Boen, located in the Commune of Ganthier. The audience was composed of representatives from farmer associations, the private sector, government and local officials, as well as representatives from USAID and the Feed the Future West/WINNER project.

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Launching of the 2013-2014 winter bean planting season in Matheux

bean planting Matheux1Launching of the 2013-2014 winter bean planting season in Matheux

 The launching of the 2013-2014 winter bean planting season in Matheux was held at the Rural Center for Sustainable Development (CRDD) of Montrouis on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, and it brought together local authorities, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), and dozens of planters. Emile WHILEM, of the Association for Management of the CRDD of Montrouis was pleased that this unifying event took place, and he took the opportunity to present the role that the association intends to play in the upcoming planting seasons in order to ensure continuity after the end of the Feed the Future West/WINNER project.

  For her part, Lynda Despas, Chairperson of the Group of Valiant Women of Bethel, sees this event as a very encouraging sign for those who will manage the CRDD.

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Strengthening Chanpyon Cooperatives: Truck donations

Donation Truck 1Strengthening Chanpyon Cooperatives: Truck donations

The Feed the Future West/WINNER project donated three trucks to the Chanpyon farmers’ cooperatives of Matheux (COPACMA), Cul-de-Sac (COPACPLA), and Kenscoff/Petion-Ville (COPACK-PV). These trucks, which will facilitate transport of agricultural products will allow farmers to create added value, by ensuring products are delivered to markets in good condition, reducing losses that are usually caused by poor transport conditions.

This donation follows the support provided by the FTF West/WINNER project to the Chanpyon cooperatives, and it falls within the scope of the activities to strengthen agricultural markets in the context of improving marketing and promotion of local agricultural products to generate more income for farmers, and improve food security in the country.  

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