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Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights

Can Haiti’s Peanut Value Chain Survive US Generosity?

Research by PAPDA (the Haitian Advocacy Platform for Alternative Development) and Oxfam found that peanut value chain actors in Haiti face a number of serious constraints, including nonexistence of state support; weak organization; use of traditional production methods; and lack of access to irrigation and inputs, including herbicides to control aflatoxin, all in a context of poverty and vulnerable livelihoods. Read More

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Honoring Those Who Passed by Building a Better Future

On the tenth anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Haitians need aid policies that focus on an equitable and livable future

January 10, 2020 – Washington, DC – January 12th marks ten years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Human rights groups, faith-based organizations, policy institutes, and humanitarian organizations of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) honor those who lost their lives on that day. Read More

Elections and Democracy, Gender & Human Rights, Media

House Members send letter to Sec. Pompeo on Haiti

Press release from Rep. Levin’s office:

Reps. Levin and Lee Send Letter to Sec. Pompeo Expressing Concerns over Violence Against Civil Protesters in Haiti

March 27, 2019
Press Release
Representatives Levin and Lee led a letter with 104 total bipartisan House members asking Secretary Pompeo to investigate corruption and human right violations by the Haitian government.
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Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty, Report

Oxfam publishes assessment of AVANSE

USAID’s AVANSE Project in Haiti: An assessment of its conformity with aid effectiveness principles.

In 2013, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Appui à la Valorisation du Potentiel Agricole du Nord, pour la Sécurité Économique et Environnementale—Aid to Realize the Agricultural Potential of the North, for Economic and Environmental Security, or AVANSE—in northern Haiti. Read More