History of ORE development projects in Haiti since 1985: humanitarian aid, high-revenue tree crops, improved seeds and plant materials, marketing programs designed to improve environmental, agricultural and economic conditions in rural Haiti.

 

Program History

The following is a list of ORE major projects since 1985 to date. Many projects have been sustained and have evolving over nearly two decades.

2009 - 2011

2011-2012 • CSI (Cote Sud Initiative) - Integrated Development Program

  • Agricultural & Environmental activities: in five communes of the Southwest coastal area in Haiti: data collection for baseline assessment, crop varietal and diversification trials. UNEP (funding level US$238,000)

2010 - 2011• Humanitarian Relief Program:
Emergency program in response to the January 12th 2010 earthquake

  • Survivors evacuation from Port-au-Prince to Camp-Perrin
  • Relief program: feeding, medical, lodging, education support for over 250 families in Port-au-Prince and Camp-Perrin. (private funding $279,000) –Funded by ORE-USA

2009 - 2011 •  Fruit tree production and fruit processing & marketing

  • Operational Fruit drying facility, Camp-Perrin. (private funding)
  • Mango Tree production and top-grafting, in two communes along the western coastal region of the South department. (CRS-MYAP program funding level US$150,000 2009-2011
  • Market Chain Enhancement Program (MarChE): Technical assistance to Mango, Coffee, Yam producer networks to strengthen these value chains in the South, South-East, Grand’Anse, Central Plateau and West departments of Haiti (USAID/CNFA,, funding level $185,000) 2009-2010
  • Tree production and top-grafting, fruits marketing in 4 communes in the South department, Haiti. VSF-CICDA/STABEX. ICCO (funding level US$125,000) 2009-2010
  • Tree production (private funding), Nursery and grafting training sessions IICA

2009 - 2011 •  Staple crops seeds improvement and maintenance program

  • Staple crops seeds improvement and maintenance program (maize, bean, sorghum) commercial seed production and distribution. Maize hybrid seed production program. (Private funding)
  • Plant improvement research program – on going Plantain multiplication program:  FHIA 21 variety, resistant to Black Sigatoka. Plaine des Cayes, South department, Haiti (private funding)
2002 - 2009

2002 - 2009 •  High Value Fruit tree program: tree production, fruit processing, fruit marketing

  • Operational Fruit drying facility, Camp-Perrin. 2006-2009 (private funding)
  • Fruit drying facility, Camp-Perrin. 2004-2006 EU-PMR. (funding level US$214,500)
  • Tree production 2007-2009 seedlings and top-grafting, fruits marketing in 4 communes in the South department, Haiti. VSF-CICDA/STABEX. ICCO (funding level US$125,000)
  • Tree production 2004-2006: seedlings  and top-grafting in 2 communes in the South department, Haiti. CICDA-STABEX. (funding level US$135,000)
  • Tree production 2002-2004: top-grafting, marketing in 6 communes of the South department, Haiti. EU- PDR, (funding level US$764,345)
  • Production and Marketing of fresh agricultural produce on national and export markets (hot pepper, mango, papaya) and Tree production. Plaine des Cayes, South department, Haiti (Private funding)

2002 - 2009 • Staple crops seeds improvement and maintenance program

  • Staple crops seeds improvement and maintenance program 2006-2009 (maize, bean, sorghum, sweet potato, plantain and banana) commercial seed production and distribution. Maize hybrid seed production program. (Private funding)
  • Collaborative program with CIMMYT 2006-2008 for development of QPM hybrid seeds and release of QPM seed, Hugo in 2008. Plaine des Cayes, South department, Haiti (funding level US$34,500)
  • QPM (Quality Protein Maize) 2004-2006 production program – commercial seeds and grain production for feeding trial program. Plaine des Cayes, South department, Haiti FOKAL. (funding level US$30,000)
  • Collaborative program with CIP 2007-2009 Orange flesh Sweet potato improvement program: testing 72 clones. (funding level US$18,500)
  • Plantain multiplication program:2007-2009  FHIA 21 variety, resistant to Black Sigatoka. Plaine des Cayes, South department, Haiti (private funding)
  • Plantain multiplication program: 2005-2007  FHIA 21variety, resistant to Black Sigatoka. Plaine des Cayes, South department, Haiti. McCargar Foundation (funding level US$15,000) Funded by ORE-USA.
  • Banana trials 2003-2004 for selection of varieties resistant to Black Sigatoka. Plaine des Cayes, South department, Haiti IICA-INIBAP-MARNDR, (funding level US$2,000)
1995 – 2002

1995 – 2002 • High Value Fruit tree program

  • Trees program 1999-2002 Fruit tree production and fruits marketing Top-grafting and Production of grafted mango, avocado and citrus  seedlings in the South, West (Cul-de-sac and Leogane regions), South-East (Valle de Jacmel) Nippes (Paillant). (Trees program – PADF/USAID, funding level $1,509,000)
  • Grafted Fruit Tree Program – 1996-1998,Topgrafting and Production of grafted high value fruit tree seedlings in the South, and extensive national Grafting training component to benefit several organizations nationwide. EU ( Funding level $700,000)

1995 – 2002 • Staple crops seeds improvement and maintenance program

  • Staple crops 1999-2001 Improved seeds maintenance, production and distribution: Post-Hurricane George Relief program to enable production in affected areas of the following crops: maize, bean, sorghum. Collaborative program with CIAT. (HGRP – PADF/USAID, funding level $1,390,000)

Plant improvement research program –maize hybrid program (Private funding)
Improved seed production program – 1995-1999: loan and technical assistance to extend seed production and promote commercial sustainable activity (IDB, FAO, UE) $350,000)
Training sessions for students from Faculty of Agronomy;  (FAO, FAMV)

1993 – 1996

1993 – 1996 • High Value Fruit tree program

  • Grafted fruit tree program – 1995-1996 Top-grafting and Production of grafted mango seedlings to increase Madame Francis export variety in the South, West (Cul-de-sac and Leogane regions). UCG/IDB, funding level $500,000).

1993 – 1996 • Staple crops seeds

  • Staple crops Seeds Improvement and Multiplication Program – 1993-1996 Production of 770 MT of improved seeds of corn, bean and sorghum and training program for technicians and farmers in seed production, processing and storage. USAID Cooperative Agreement No. 521-0245-A-00-3003-00. Funding level $1,400,000.
1985 – 1992

1988 - 1992 • Targeted Watershed Management Project – PST

  • The project involved soil conservation, agroforestry and crop improvement linked to marketing initiatives designed to increase farmer income. It was implemented in the Macaya mountain range surrounding the national park and watershed areas in the south of Haiti. USAID Cooperative Agreement No 521-0191-A-00-8010-00. Funding level $2,600,000.

1985 – 1992 • Mango Improvement Program – 1988 - 1989

  • Diversification of mango production to boost exports with the promotion of orchards, plantations and individual trees grafted with commercial varieties in the mango producing areas neighboring Port-au-Prince; training in grafting of 400 farmers/technicians. USAID Grant No 521-0167-G-SS-0005-00.Funding level $630,000

1985 – 1988 • Grafted Fruit Tree Program

  • The project pioneered the widespread grafting of fruit trees in Haiti and was responsible for introducing a number of new commercial varieties of fruits. Extensive grafting of citrus, mango and avocado trees was designed to increase farmers’ income and for ecological benefits. USAID C/A No 521-0182-A-00-5028-00. Funding level $600,000