Feb 26

Haïti Policy Round Table: Diversified Home Gardens for Food and Nutrition Security

Haïti Policy Round Table: Diversified Home Gardens for Food and Nutrition Security

Event Overview

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.

10 Rue Capois, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Organisers

  • MFK

    Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti’s malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people. We accomplish our mission by developing, producing and distributing highly nutritious foods, including the gold-standard Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). We make our food products in Haiti, using Haitian workers and, whenever possible, Haitian raw materials. Haitians call our RUTF “Medika Mamba” — or “Peanut Butter Medicine” in Creole.

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.