Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA)

Support to Agricultural Research and Development

Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA)

Support to Agricultural Research and Development

Professional Development

AREA is committed to offering professional development opportunities to faculty of Haiti's institutions of higher education, students, researchers, extension agents and others serving Haiti's agricultural sector. These workshops and trainings cover a range of subjects, such as basic research, innovative agricultural technologies, leadership, natural resources management and other skills. AREA also provides competitive "mini grants" to promote collaboration among the Haitian research community.

Mini-Grant Program

AREA established a mini-grant program to support the development of agricultural research professionals, encourage collaboration among researchers and research institutions, and addresses research priorities identified by farmers. Read more about the program and learn how to apply for grants. 


Internships are awarded to students to work on projects in Haiti. Internships may be awarded to students who have been identified as highly qualified for graduate school by the graduate student search and screen committee. Interns receive a stipend to cover transportation, housing and food. Students must be an advanced English student based on language assessments. Students spend roughly 16 weeks in the United States, where they will enroll in an English language/TOEFL preparatory course, prepare for graduate level entrance exams and volunteer in a research program within a department they intend to apply for if selected for graduate student funding.

To apply

To inquire about an internship contact with the subject line “AREA internship inquiry.”

Graduate Students

Twenty AREA-funded master’s of science students are enrolled in graduate school at the University of Florida (18) and Louisiana State (2). Learn more about the grad students and their research projects.