FAO Project - UTF/HAI/023/HA: Short Term Action Plan for Food Production in Haiti (PACT-PV). The overall objective of the FAO Project (PACT-PV) is to revitalize the agricultural sector over a period of three farming seasons (winter 2008 through spring and summer of 2009) to have immediate impact on local production with priority given to the small, most vulnerable farmers. Indirectly, the project will also contribute towards expanding produce available at local markets from small farmers in the struggle against soaring food prices. The more immediate, short term objective of the project is to increase production and availability of small farmer produce through the following factors:
-Assisting the most vulnerable small farmers through increased production and distribution of high quality seeds and agricultural tools and equipment;
-Reinforcing capabilities of the National Seed Service (Service National Semencier - SNS) of MARNDR and partner institutions such as Farmers' Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
-Increasing seed production in rural areas.