21 March 2011, Ferrier - Portrait of a beneficiary of the FAO project. Her family benefits from the project both through the construction of a cistern and, connected to it, a gutter system for the collection of rainwater.
FAO Project: GCP /HAI/024/EC - Support to food security and livelihoods of rural people affected by raising prices, the rehabilitation of the environment and support sustainable management in Haiti. Three quarters of Haitian population suffer from extreme poverty and chronic food insecurity. FAO is working on a two-year EU Food Facility project launched in May 2009, to support the government's strategy to improve the food security and livelihoods of some 300 000 rural households living in the country's north-eastern province. The aim is to contribute to the growth and diversification of agriculture, livestock and agro-forestry and improve natural resources management for the municipalities of Fort Liberté, Capotille, Ouanaminte, Ferrier, Mont-Organisé.