Agricultural Development for Northern Haiti
About this Mission Project
Only 20% of the land in Haiti is fit for agriculture. Nearly 37,000 acres, or 58 square miles, are lost annually due to erosion. Only a third of Haiti’s food is produced within the country.
In recent years, most attempts at land reform have failed due to culture and religious clashes. Brunet Robert, dean of agriculture at the Christian University of Northern Haiti (UCNH), is demonstrating the value of soil preservation to current and future farmers.
As the UCNH Agriculture Department desires to be relevant to the farmers in the local communities, Robert is faced with the challenge of providing more plots of land to meet the increasing enrollment in his classes.
This project seeks to purchase 10 acres of land to provide training plots for students, for farming demonstrations and to teach animal husbandry.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $55,000 to purchase 10 acres of farm land in Haiti. The purpose of the project is provide more than 100 first-year students at the Christian University of Northern Haiti with training plots, facilities for teaching animal husbandry and land for farming demonstrations.
This project will be managed by Brunet Roger, dean of the Agriculture Department at UCNH and Rev. Dr. Jules Casséus, president of UCNH.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall standard of living for at least half the population of Limbé, Haiti and surrounding communities for years to come.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with Brunet Robert and UCNH that their efforts to teach soil preservation will lead Haiti to once again be self-sufficient in food production.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- Donate by check. Write Haiti/UCNH/Agriculture Development on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
In the picture above...
The photo on the left shows the steep hillsides used by many local farmers in Haiti. The photo on the right shows the results of the land not being terraced or reforested: deep ravines and gullies created when topsoil washes downhill. Better farming techniques will result in better living for entire communities.