Food insecurity and hunger are chronic issues in Haiti. Haiti does not produce enough crops and livestock to feed its own people. Haiti imports as much as 60 percent of the food it needs. One of the keys to Haiti’s economic and social future and stability is the revitalization of its rural communities. MHH supports the efforts of local farmers through direct assistance and by providing seed and fertilizer during planting seasons. Farmers not only work their own land but share in collective community gardens.
MHH is also working with the community and partners to develop programs in livestock and more effective means to transport goods to local markets. Volunteer teams are encouraged to meet with farmers to learn more about rural agriculture and development, and to work alongside them during planting and harvesting seasons.