Inauguration of greenhouses, water catchments, and reservoirs and planting of seedlings in Kenscoff
146 greenhouses, two water catchments and two reservoirs were inaugurated by Haitian and American officials at Jacquette, a communal section of Kenscoff, on Thursday May 16. They were built with the assistance of the Feed the Future West/WINNER project, which is funded by USAID.
The ceremony also provided the opportunity for dozens of school children and representatives of community organizations to plant trees as part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s reforestation and coffee-production campaign, which is supported by the Feed the Future West/WINNER project. The activity took place in the presence of several hundred people, in particular Kenscoff’s Congressman and the Deputy Mayor of the commune.
The Kenscoff/Pétion-Ville Chanpyon Farmers’ Cooperative (COPACK/PV) opened its officesOn Wednesday April 16, 2013, the Kenscoff/Pétion-ville Chanpyon Farmer’s Cooperative (COPACK/PV) officially opened its new offices. On October 9, 2012, COPACK/PV, like the other four existing Chanpyon Cooperatives, had received from the National Board of Cooperatives (CNC) the authorization to operate as an agricultural cooperative for a two-year renewable period.
The Cooperative received assistance from the Feed the Future West/WINNER project in the form of office materials and equipment, which allowed COPACK/PV to inaugurate its offices in the presence of Mr. Gustave Andre Louis, Kenscoff’s Congressman, Mrs. Karla W. Clesca, Kenscoff’s Mayor, and several dozen members of farmer associations.
Mirebalais and Saut d’Eau: Harvesting of Franciscan Mangoes
On April 11 and 12, 2012, mango producer associations in Mirebalais and Saut d’Eau began the harvesting season of Franciscan mangoes. This activity took place in the presence of communal authorities, exporters, several members of farmer associations, and representatives of USAID/WINNER and the Ministry of Agriculture (MARNDR).
In his speech, Jean Rodney Ambroise, Mayor of the Commune of Mirebalais and who was accompanied by two deputy mayors, expressed his satisfaction with USAID/WINNER’s activities for its efforts to strengthen the mango production chain. Mayor Ambroise confirms that his office will continue to accompany farmers and associations. He added: «The communal administration will always be with you to help you overcome your difficulties but we are thankful of the great opportunity to have the assistance of a responsible institution such as USAID/WINNER. »
The 2013 spring agricultural campaign begins in Kenscoff
On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, several hundred farmers participated in the opening ceremony of the 2013 spring agricultural campaign in Kenscoff. Local authorities were present, amongst which, Mrs. Widjmy Carlah Clesca, Mayor of Kenscoff, Gustave Andre Louis, the Kenscoff congressman, and members of the private sector.
Arcahaie organizes the « Plantain Festival»On Sunday March 24, 2013, the Saint-Pierre parish in Arcahaie organized, in collaboration with the Feed the Future West/WINNER project (FTF West/WINNER), a gastro-artisanal fair labeled “Bannann Festival” (Plantain Festival). The fair’s objective was to present the plantain as an important trade component in the Arcahaie plain, present the steps involved from production to post harvest operations, and show its various culinary and artisanal uses. The audience was composed of hundreds of individuals, including local authorities, and representatives of religious and nongovernmental organizations