The Other Earthquake: Janil Lwijis, Student Social Movements, and the Politics of Memory in Haiti

This dissertation develops a political ecology of suburban peasants to describe the lives of Haitian farmers residing in a neighborhood on the margins of Port-au-Prince. The category of suburban peasants has been well described for Chinese small-scale farmers but has yet to be applied elsewhere as an analytic category.

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The Lives of Suburban Peasants: Agricultural Change and Mobility in Haiti

This dissertation develops a political ecology of suburban peasants to describe the lives of Haitian farmers residing in a neighborhood on the margins of Port-au-Prince. The category of suburban peasants has been well described for Chinese small-scale farmers but has yet to be applied elsewhere as an analytic category.

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Determinants of Aid Effectiveness in Agriculture: Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos) in Haiti

For years, scholars have investigated the effectiveness of aid dollars. Some scholars measure aid effectiveness at the country level in terms of achieving good governance, promoting democratic accountability, accomplishing growth goals, or attaining macroeconomic goals.

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Population Pressure, Land Tenure, Deforestation, and Farming Systems in Haiti: The Case of Forêt Des Pins Reserve

Forêt des Pins Reserve, a state-owned natural forest in Haiti, has suffered severe degradation due to a land tenure system that does not guarantee security for farmers, illegal harvesting of trees for the production of firewood and charcoal, and an ongoing influx of people with varying backgrounds and different socioeconomic context seeking fertile land.

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Dynamics of Farmer Adoption, Adaptation. And Management of Soil Conservation Hedgerows In Haiti

Understanding the conditions under which hillside farmers in Haiti adopt soil conservation practices helps programs to develop technologies that increase farmer revenue and stabilize or improve soil and water resources.

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