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Haiti Agroforestry Research Project Reports: Recent submissions

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Bwa yo: important trees of Haiti 
Timyan, Joël (2020-03-02)
Trees and their forest habitats have played a major role in creating a fertile environment in Haiti. The ecological fabric that has nurtured the soil and supported life for millennia gradually has been unraveled by human ...
Report 20. Storage conditions and pre-germination methods for seed of selected tropical tree species 
Timyan, Joël (2019-10-03)
This document summarizes tree seed storage conditions and pre-germination methods of major species utilized in Agroforestry II, a USAID funded agroforestry project in Haiti. The study is not meant to be an exhaustive ...
Report 10. Impact des haies vives sur la production agricole 
Rousseau, Pierre M.; Hunter, Arthur Gene; Enilorac, Marie-Paule (2019-10-03)
Declining yields and land degradation are becoming more dramatic every year in spite of increasing foreign aid. Population growth far exceeds food production capacities. However, the effects of all agricultural development ...
Report 25. Time rate of discounting and decisions of Haitian tree planters 
Street, Donald R. (2019-10-01)
During previous research on the economics of agroforestry in Haiti, it was noted that some farmers practicing agroforestry tended to hold onto trees for some years. They deferred harvesting them because some tree products, ...
Report 17. Assessment of hedgerow performances in the Haitian context 
Rousseau, Pierre M.; Hunter, Arthur Gene; Enilorac, Marie-Paule (2019-10-01)
Hillside farming in Haiti is practiced primarily by small farmers, and measures must be taken to help them at least maintain or possibly improve their production capacity. The introduction of techniques, such as hedgerow ...
Report 21. Factors affecting seedling mortality in Haitian agroforestry 
Elver, Harry (2019-09-18)
This study examined several factors influencing the mortality of samples of seedlings used in the Agroforestry II Project. Measurements were made of the rootball condition, leaf drop, plant turgor and internal box temperatures ...
Report 19. Biological, physiological and environmental factors affecting the health of trees important to Haiti 
Runion, B. Brett; Kelley, Walter D. (2019-09-18)
This report contains an extensive, although not necessarily complete, listing of biological, physiological and environmental factors which can affect the health of trees in genera important to the people of Haiti. These ...
Report 16. Soil profile description for selected sites in Haiti 
Guthrie, Richard L.; Rousseau, Pierre M.; Hunter, Arthur Gene; Enilorac, Marie-Paule (2019-09-18)
Reliable recommendations for the development of agroforestry systems require accurate descriptions of the environment. Information on the properties of soils in selected sites is needed to expand agroforestry in regions ...
Report 15. An explorative approach for assessing soil movement on hillsides. Application for hedgerow performance 
Enilorac, Marie-Paule; Rousseau, Pierre M.; Hunter, Arthur Gene (2019-09-18)
This report describes a methodology for studying soil movement on hillsides in Haiti. Hedgerows are one of the methods used in Haiti to prevent land degradation, and the method described here can be used to assess its ...
Report 13. Technical constraints in Haitian agroforestry: research on tool use and need in two regions 
Starr, Paul D. (2019-09-18)
To study tool use and need as a factor in agroforestry production in Haiti, research was undertaken in two widely-separated areas of the country, Des Forges (near Bombardopolis in Northwest Haiti) and Vialet (near Petit ...
Report 11. Outline of techniques for use in studying agroforestry hedgerows and alley cropping systems in Haiti 
Hunter, Arthur Gene; Rousseau, Pierre M.; Enilorac, Marie-Paule (2019-09-10)
Research methods for obtaining tree, crop, and soil data from Haitian hedgerow agroforestry systems are presented. Most of the procedures were developed during on-farm survey research conducted by Haiti Agroforestry Research ...
Report 06. The charcoal market in Haiti : Northwest to Port-au-Prince 
Street, Donald R. (2019-09-10)
The segment of the charcoal market from the Northwest to Port-au-Prince and vicinity is an important link to different components of Haiti's economy. Changes inthe charcoal market may affect the economy's environmental ...
Report 04. Seedling growth and development in different container types and potting mixes 
Reid, R. Kent (2019-09-10)
This investigation tested the various containers and potting mixes used in the AOP. Effects were measured on nursery development of five non-nitrogen-fixing species (chene, kapab, cassia, neem, and ced). Four container ...
Report 02. An interim report on influences of inoculation with nitrogen-fixing symbionts on reforestation efforts in Haiti 
Reid, R. Kent (2019-09-10)
Many of the tree species produced in the AOP are able to fix nitrogen when their roots are colonized with the appropriate symbiotic microorganisms. In order to ensure colonization, tree seeds are inoculated at planting ...
Report 01. Tree planting in Haiti: a socio-economic appraisal 
Street, Donald R. (2019-09-10)
The purpose of this rapid-reconnaissance study was to augment previous work on tree planting in Haiti by taking advantage of a longer history of woodlot operations and to include socio-economic data on hedgerows, border ...
Report 33. Economic indicators of Agroforestry II strategy implementation: farm income analysis to agricultural project analysis 
Fleming, Kent D.; Karch, G. Edward (2019-09-03)
The strategy of the Agroforestry II Project (AFII) is to bring about sustainable improvements in Haitian hillside farm productivity and farmer net income. AFII and the previous agroforestry program are widely acknowledged ...
Report 31. Development of stock quality criteria 
Reid, R. Kent (2019-09-03)
This study examined survival and growth of seedlings of several species produced in standard and Deep 5 Rootrainers. The objectives were to test for differences between the two containers, and to determine the minimum size ...
Report 30. The effects of alley cropping and fertilizer application on continuously-cropped maize 
Shannon, Dennis A.; Vogel, Wolfgang O.; Kabaluapa, Kapinga N. (2019-09-03)
A trial was conducted to study the effect of alley cropping on maize under continuous cropping. Treatments consisted of alley cropping and control (no hedgerows), with and without fertilizer. Maize was planted twice a year ...
Report 29. Agroforestry knowledge, attitudes and practices in Northwest Haiti 
Starr, Paul D.; d'Aquin, Sigrid; Rorison, Kathleen M. (2019-09-03)
This study provides information about the knowledge, attitudes and practices concerning agroforestry and related agricultural practices of the part of 504 farm families served by CARE International in Northwestern Haiti. ...
Report 27. A financial analysis of selected hedgerow operations in Haiti's Southern and Northwestern regions 
Bellerive, Phillipe (2019-09-03)
The purpose of this study was to select, adapt and apply appropriate methods for a financial analysis of hedgerow and other agroforestry systems in Haiti, and to accomplish a study of some of the farms using such forms of ...