Haiti is a mostly mountainous country, 70 per cent of whose population is sustained by agriculture, which
employs 46 per cent of its existing labour force. It is one of Haiti’s most vulnerable sectors; the
country is regularly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tropical storms, floods and droughts,
with climate change promising an increase in climate variability. This NAPA project aims to increase the
resilience of Haiti’s agricultural sector through integrating disaster risk management and climate
change adaptation. Its four components, in broad terms, are: identifying, disseminating and sustaining the
use of suitably resilient crop varieties; identifying, field-testing and replicating good practices for
climate risk management in agriculture; promoting climate-resilient agricultural technologies and practices
through Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and Junior Farmer Field Schools (JFFLS); and integrating climate change
adaptation and disaster risk reduction into agricultural policies, programmes and institutions.
Photo: Gianluca Gondolini & Jean Robert Rival, FAO
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