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Report 07. Farmer needs assessment exploratory surveys : executive summary and recommendations, May 28-August 28, 1993


Swanson, Richard A.
Gustave, William
Jean, Yves
Saint-Dic, Roosevelt


This report contains the summary and syntheses of five surveys that were part of the on-going effort by SECID/Auburn University and its partners in PLUS, PADF, and CARE, to implement a Monitoring and Evaluation System which orients the project towards activities which will bring about sustainable increases in farmer income and crop production, while conserving natural resources. The surveys also provided information on technologies promoted by PLUS, as they are presently implemented in the survey areas. These surveys contribute to our understanding of farming systems in various parts of Haiti and how they relate to interventions available to PLUS. They provide new insight into the dynamic relationships between soil conservation, crop and livestock production, trees, farmer income, organization of labor, land tenure and other factors of the farming system. They raise important issues to be addressed in the implementation program and point out possible new areas of opportunity to achieve sustainable increases in farmer income.