CLOSING OF THE AGRICULTURAL PROJECT OF ADRA IN PETIT-GOAVE
(Haiti Libre) -
Ms. Keteline Israël and Mr. Julien Jean Robert, heads of the regional office of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency of Petit-Goâve (ADRA) have closed Friday, April 20, 2012, during an official ceremony, an agriculture project implemented in two communal sections of Petit-Goâve, second and third sections of Trouchouchou.
Launched in July 2010, this project which lasted two years, was funded to the tune of around U.S. $900,000 jointly by "ADRA Czech" and "ADRA Canada", and was implemented by ADRA Haiti.
Several activities were carried out during this project:
Distribution of seeds to farmers
Training of 100 facilitators or agricultural extension workers
Various practical work
Knowledge transfer to farmers
Works of water catchment
Composition of insectides
Creation of two micro-agricultural farms
800 farmers have benefited directly from this agricultural project, which aimed to improve food security for victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2012. "Agricultural yields of peasants of Trouchouchou, increased significantly through the implementation of this program," declared the agronomist Sterlin Frenel, Director of the Communal Agricultural Bureau of Petit-Goâve, who congratulated the leaders of ADRA.
ADRA's regional office, intends to undertake in the coming days, other activities in Trouchouchou, such as the construction of latrines, and the opening of a Center of high fashion in favor of women farmers.