Urban Agriculture in Haiti

Alternative’s Rooftop Garden Project is working in partnership with APROSIFA, the Association for the Promotion of Integrated Family Health, to install an urban agriculture initiative in Port-aux-Prince. This CIDA funded project is designed to address both the short and long term food security needs of residents of the neighbourhood of Carrefour Feuilles.

Six hundred participants will be engaged in food producing projects centered on their residences. These beneficiaries are participating in horticulture workshops at the APROSIFA Clinic’s collective garden and compost site in order to give them the skills necessary to maintain healthy and productive urban gardens. This urban agriculture initiative aims to provide a measure of house hold food security, green the city, create a social economy project that supports a collective female food merchants in the Carrefour Feuilles region.

Project Objectives:

  • Facilitate workshops in organic urban agriculture and demonstrate out-of-soil gardening techniques
  • Create a network of resource people capable of installing and managing urban agriculture initiatives in Port-aux-Prince
  • Improve the quality of food available to residents of Carrefour Feuilles
  • Build a viable model of urban agriculture that adapted to the rebuilding of Port-aux-Prince

Partner: Association pour la promotion de la santé intégrale de la famille (APROSIFA)

Contact Person & Details: 
Marcela Escribano
Locations: 
Haïti