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Department: Humanitarian Assistance
Project Name: Haiti New Hope Village residents resettlement project- phase 2
Project Description: After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Republic of China (Taiwan) worked with the Haitian government to build New Hope Village in Savane Diane, relocating displaced people from the country’s capital city, Port-au-Prince.
To assist the village’s new residents to settle, the TaiwanICDF conducted a series of projects:
1. Agricultural production project: the project aims to develop 322.5 hector farmland to produce crops such as maize, sorghum, peanut, rice and beans. The corps can be the daily diet for the beneficiaries. The extra product can be sold in exchange for cash income.
2. Home garden project: vegetables produced by the project could offer the beneficiaries more nutrition to reach a balanced diet.
3. Hen breeding project: project under reforming.
4. Bamboo handicraft training: train the beneficiaries to produce bamboo furniture and handicraft products. The products can be used in daily life or be sold in exchange for cash income.
5. Farmers’ organization training project: giving the New Hope Village residents regular trainings on organizational formation and agricultural producing skills, to increase the harmony in the village.
6. New Hope Village water supply system project: build a system which can offer the new hope village residents’ daily use water and also support the irrigation of 50 hectares of farmland.

Implementation Start Date: 2012/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2014/3/31
Source of Funding: MOFA, The Red Cross Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan), TaiwanICDF
Project Objectives: To assist new hope village residents resettle.
Executing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development of Haiti
Implementation Arrangement: Taiwan ICDF dispatch one project coordinator and one agriculture expert to Haiti for assistance in executing this project, especially in technical extension works.
Current Progress: To the end of 6 December 2013, the following activities have been completed:
1. Dispatch a project manager and an agriculture expert to assist the project implementation.
2. 288 hector of maize, sorghum, peanut and upland rice was planted for the years' first crops. The number of beneficiaries is 192.
3. A 125 m2 garden was extended for the production of horticultural produce. 10 hector of tomatoes, okra, sweet pepper, green onion, eggplant and chills was planted.
4. Hen breeding project: Part of the project budget was reallocated to the Women organizing and training project, others are remaining to be redesigned.
5. 272 students have finished bamboo handicraft training courses, while 80 students are still training.
6. Pipes in the village were set and water users training is ongoing as part of the construction of the water supply system. Water pond, filter tank and clean water tank is under construction.
Implementation Progress:
  1. Extend 322.5 ha. for crops.
  2. Assist new hope village residents produce vagetable.
  3. Conduct bamboo handicraft training courses.
  4. Finished a water supply system.
Project Contact: Regine Liu
E-mail: regine.liu@icdf.org.tw
Sector: Humanitarian Aid
Sector Item: Humanitarian Aid (Excluding Reconstruction Relief and Rehabilitation)
Cooperating Country: Haiti
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2014/1/14
  • Date Updated:2014/2/17