About Haiti

Mar 28, 2021
Ryan Heneise
Haiti Agroforestry Mission Members only
Haiti is a mountainous land occupying the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola.  About 80% of the population lives in abject poverty. Nearly 70% of all Haitians depend on the agriculture sector, which consists mainly of small-scale subsistence farming and employs about two-thirds of the economically active work force. The country has experienced little job creation since President Preval took office in February 1996, although the informal economy is growing. Failure to reach agreements with international sponsors have denied Haiti badly needed budget and development assistance.  The native Arawak Amerindians - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it...

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