Sex, Family and Fertility (Also published by Lexington Books as Fewer Men, More Babies) re-evaluates the debate over family patterns in the Caribbean with respect to the critical importance that child labor plays in peasant household livelihood strategies. Earlier anthropologists widely accepted and provided empirical evidence that the contributions made by children to the peasant household labor pool was a significant determinant of social patterns and high birth rates.
THE TIMOTHY T SCHWARTZ ARCHIVE
THE TIMOTHY SCHWARTZ ARCHIVE
Timothy Schwartz has conducted research and worked on the island of Hispaniola for 27 years. He wrote his Master’s thesis on the impact of emigration on sending communities in Haiti. His PhD dissertation encompassed subsistence strategies, child labor, and marriage patterns in rural Haiti. He lived and worked in Haiti for more than 14 years, including 15 months in a fishing community in a thatch roof hut with a Haitian family and five years in a small farming community.
His popular book, Travesty in Haiti, explores the humanitarian sector from an experiential, largely first person perspective. More recently the Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle uses his experiences during the 2010 Haiti earthquake relief effort as a launching point to investigate major humanitarian issues that aid agencies have dramatically exaggerated in pursuit of donations and that journalists and activist-scholars have echoed in pursuit of readership and academic tenure.
This report focuses on an evaluation of Income Generating Activities (IGA) that accompanied rental subsidy programs in Haiti between 2013 and 2016. The original objectives were to evaluate the impact of supplemental support on the economic situation of households, evaluate different livelihoods approaches from a quality/cost/effectiveness point of view in order to improve program performance based on lessons learned and accountability and feed into the current reflection process of parties concerned with sustainable livelihood approaches.
The survey upon which this report is based is both and Endline Survey for the Suisse Red Cross 2012-2016 GRDI risk management project and a baseline for the 2016-2020 GRDII project elaborating on disaster preparedness and introducing ecological components, including reforestation, seed provision and selection, and agricultural cultivation strategies. This report focuses on the Baseline for the new 2016-2020 survey. The target area is five Sections in the Commune of Leogane: Cormier, Fond Doie. Fonds-de-Boudin, Palmis-a-Vin, and Petit-Harpon.
This study was commissioned by CNSA with the financial and logistic support of WFP and FAO. The objective was to examine the processes that NGO and governmental agencies employ to select beneficiaries of social assistance programs in rural Haiti. The task responds to needs associated with current humanitarian aid and development programs such as: Ede Pep, with the Ti Manman Cheri assistance program to mothers with children in primary school and managed under the Economic and Social Assistance Fund (FAES).
This document is a summary of CNSA’s more comprehensive, Report on Beneficiary Targeting in Haiti: Detection Strategies. It is meant as a summary of that report and a beneficiary selection guide for organizations working in the humanitarian aid and development sectors. With input from Haiti’s CNSA, the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), USAID, Oxfam, and a long-list of other Humanitarian agencies, the guide refines the fundamental best practices of beneficiary targeting in the Haiti.
MFK has developed three types of fortified popped millet food snacks and a peanut butter in a sachet that it hopes to distribute on the Haitian market. Regarding the popped millet: one is a sweetened product, the other salty, and a third product is a mixture of the two. The peanut butter is a plain creamy, partly hydrogenated product made from high grade local peanuts and imported varieties. MFK now wishes to test the products with consumers and develop a business plan for marketing them.
Ce rapport porte sur la production d’œufs en Haïti dans un contexte de stratégies de subsistance des ménages ruraux des classes populaires. Les données sont tirées d’un bilan des études précédentes, de rencontres avec des fermiers, des entrepreneurs, des marchands, des chefs de coopératives et de deux sondages : un « sondage sur les poules » auprès de 382 ménages et un suivi auprès de 91 des répondants.
This report focuses on egg production in Haiti with an emphasis on popular class rural household livelihood strategies. Data is drawn from a review of the literature and contact with farmers, entrepreneurs, merchants, cooperative leaders, and two surveys: a 382 household “Chicken Survey” and a follow-up telephone sub-survey of 91 of the original respondents.
The primary objective of this report is to respond to the question, “How well attuned was the Haiti Hope project strategy to promoting an increase in present and future revenues for Mango farmers and other mango supply chain actors.” The answer is, If assessed in HTG (Haitian Gourdes), income for all project participants and control groups increased over the life of the project.
This document presents the results of a Pre-Crisis Market Mapping and Analysis (PCMMA) undertaken for GOAL Haiti, focused on seasonal drought affecting the maize and beans market systems. Both products are important in the target region, Gressier, Haiti. On the one hand they represent a critical source of income for rural producers. Black, red and white beans in particular are considered among the most important cash crops in Gressier.