January 3

Empowering Haitian Farmers Through Investment in Local Food Systems

Acceso Haiti, a social agribusiness, is working to build a strong food system and empower smallholder farming families with long-term opportunities and market access.

Along with its partner initiatives across Colombia and El Salvador, Acceso Haiti launched in 2014 to help farmers improve yields, lower costs, increase sales, and foster lasting partnerships to unlock key value chains.

In August 2021, one month after the assassination of former President Jovenel Moïse, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the island. In at least two cities in the western part of Haiti’s southern peninsula, the earthquake overwhelmed hospitals, damaged buildings, and trapped people under rubble. The earthquake left more than 650,000 people in need of immediate assistance. But even prior to this devastation, 4.4 million people—46 percent of the population—faced food insecurity, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

Photo courtesy of Alex Proimos.

Source: FoodTank (link opens in a new window)

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