Agroforestry Research in Haiti. Book 1

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The USAID Agroforestry Outreach Project (AOP) began In late 1981. One of its goals was to provide the Haitian farmer with an additional cash crop by encouraging him to grow trees in an agroforestry system. This would simultaneously reduce Haiti’s soil losses and other environmental problems. One of the original concepts of AOP was to have a research component to support project needs. Although it was presumed that the Grantees (The Pan American Development Foundation PADFS, Operation Double Harvest *ODH$, and CARS) would undertake their own internal research programs, their planting and outreach programs consumed all of their available time and resources. By the time of the “aid AOP review, it had become apparent that an independent contractor was needed to design and Implement the necessary research. Thus, the University of Maine (U of M) was selected to conduct studies in the following areas: Traditional Haitian Agroforestry Systems, Silvicultural Studies, Nursery and Outplanting Techniques, Species Trials, Cost-benefit Analysis of Agroforestry Systems.



Effet de différentes densités de semis et de l’association culturale sur les performances du maïs (Zea mays) et du sorgho (Sorghum bicolor) en culture intercalaire avec le pois inconnu (Vigna unguiculata) dans la commune de la Croix-Des-Bouquets.

Intercropping is the main farming method practiced in Haiti. It occupies more than 65% of the useful agricultural areas, with the dominance of cereals (maize, sorghum), cultivated mainly with legumes such as the cowpea. Poor farming practices is one of the main constraints encountered in this system, especially in terms of densities. The plants are grown at low seed densities, so finding an optimum density that promotes better yields is difficult.

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Optimisation et effet de différentes doses d’azote, de phosphore et de potassium sur la performance agronomique de 3 variétés d’aubergine (Solanum melongena L.) en condition de sol alcalin à Cabaret

In order to improve the yield and production of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) by fertilization taking into account the problem of soil infertility, a lack of official recommendations on the use and optimal doses of fertilizers used and the low rate of their application in Haiti, this study was carried out on the fertilization of eggplant during the period from June to December 2019.

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Etude du comportement de quatre variétés de riz ( face aux attaques des maladies foliaires et de la pourriture des gaines en Système de Riziculture Intensif (SRI) et en Système de Riziculture Traditionnel (SRT) à Bocozelle 5ème section communale de Saint-Marc.

In Haiti, the presence of the various rice diseases in the fields, the yield losses caused by them and the control mechanisms have been very little studied. During the period from June to October 2019, a study was carried out in Saint-Marc, more precisely in Bocozelle in the locality of “DEZIRE”, in order to study the behavior of four local rice varieties against the attack of certain fungal diseases in natural conditions in two different rice-growing systems (IRS: Intensive Rice Growing System; TRS: Traditional Rice Growing System).

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