Info Note: Chanje Lavi Plante in Haiti: Hillside soil conservation as a measure to increase yields and sequester carbon in Haiti
Uwe Grewer, Julie Nash, Gillian Galford, Louis Bockel
This info note provides an overview of Chanje Lavi Plante, a three year project in the Feed the Future initiative. Included in the info note is information on low emissions development, the agricultural and environmental context in Haiti and information on agricultural practices that impact GHG emissions and carbon sequestration.
For this project, the number of direct beneficiary smallholder farmers is 60,000 households, with a total of 90,000 households expected to benefit from improved income and nutrition. The project’s goals are to stabilize hillside erosion in watersheds, increase agricultural productivity and bolster farmers' access to markets and finance. To achieve the agricultural productivity goals, the project invests in infrastructure such as irrigation and fosters the transfer of modern agricultural technology.
Chanje Lavi Plantè’s reduction in postharvest loss contribute to the reduced GHG emission intensity of cropping systems (GHG emissions per unit of production). Interventions are estimated to reduce postharvest loss substantially. The investments made by the project in irrigation infrastructure, terracing and forest plantations aim to increase financial revenues of beneficiaries and reinforce the lasting provision of ecosystem services.
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