The Haiti-Thiotte program will be implemented through several of World Relief’s local partners in communities in the southeast region of Haiti. It will focus on addressing food access by increasing household incomes from the sales of coffee and citrus fruits, and to a limited extent address food availability through the production of bananas (used for shade in coffee production). World Relief has other activities outside of this program, with local churches, that are addressing food utilization.
Program activities will focus on increasing coffee yields, improving income from the sales of coffee, strengthening local markets and cooperatives, empowering women to take part in economic decisions in the household, and addressing environmental issues (deforestation). Activities will include group training, farm visits by technicians, trainings and materials for grafting citrus and pruning coffee bushes, and the distribution of banana and grapefruit trees.