CTA’s partners, the national University of Haïti, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV) and Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) will host a policy roundtable on 27 February at Hotel Le Plaza, Champs de Mars, Port-au-Prince, to share experiences and lessons learned from the joint CTA-FAMV-MFK agriculture-nutrition-income pilot project on “Diversified Home Gardens”. The project has set up integrated crop-livestock model school and community gardens using a diverse range of nutrient-dense local crops, which farmers helped to identify, and poultry. So far, over 100 farmers/farm families have benefited and set up home gardens. Trainings in nutrition and agronomy were included as well as support to but inputs.
Officials, technical experts, private sector, donors, and farmers will attend the event, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, inputs suppliers, FAO, WFP, World Bank, USAID, and IICA.
CTA and partners are using this platform to explore the lessons learned and identify new partnerships to scale-up the initiative.