Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA)

Support to Agricultural Research and Development

Crop Improvement

One of AREA's programs is to increase farmers' access to improved cultivars and seeds to increase agricultural productivity and food security in Haiti.

Legume Breeding Program

We are improving the genetics of common bean and peanuts to develop cultivars adapted to Haiti and that are acceptable to Haitian farmers and consumers. Through partnerships with CIAT, the University of Puerto Rico, the University of Florida, North Dakota State University, and the Bean and Peanut Innovation Labs, our plant breeder is evaluating and improving advanced breeding lines adapted to Haiti.

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Maize Seed System

We are partnering with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) to increase the capacity of Haitian agricultural professionals in the public and private sector to produce corn seed and conduct corn variety evaluations. These efforts strengthen local seed systems and identify maize cultivars suitable for production in Haiti.

Cimmyt Sends Largest Ever Seed Shipment to Revitalize Agriculture in Haiti