Haiti: Helping farmers crank up their business
Photos of USAID, through Feed the Future West, supporting farmers associations in Haiti.

To help Haitian farmers reach potential markets on a greater scale and supply large distributors, in March 2012, Feed the Future West, a USAID project under the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, launched a program supporting farmers associations to organize into legally designated cooperatives. The project collaborated with the newly formed Asosyasyon Chanpyons, a cooperative that specifically aims to improve marketing of agricultural products. As a result of this collaboration and their legal status, the farmers now have the opportunity to do business directly with buyers, access cheaper agricultural inputs, and access credit for larger-scale investments otherwise only available to legally recognized groups.
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