Haiti Projects

Following are three series of technical and research reports carried out as part of USAID-funded agroforestry and agriculture-related projects that spanned from 1987 until their conclusion in 1991. The first period consisted of USAID/Haiti’s Agroforestry Outreach Project, followed by the Agroforestry II Project, which focused primarily on trees.  The second collection of research reports come from the Productive Land Use Systems (PLUS) Project, which began in 1992 as a follow-on to the agroforestry projects and ended in 2001. In PLUS, trees had a diminished role and agricultural production and marketing became the focus. The final group of reports fall under the Steeplands project and were funded through USAID’s Soil Management Collaborative Support Program (Soil Management CRSP). (The full title of the project was Soil Management Practices for Sustainable Production on Densely Populated Tropical Steeplands.) This project was led by Texas A&M and also involved collaboration from North Carolina State University along with Auburn. The Steeplands project began in 1996 and ended in 2001 with Texas A&M conducting research in Honduras and Nicaragua while Auburn worked in Haiti throughout the project. These three projects contributed much useful information relevant to agricultural production in Haiti. Many Auburn faculty and staff directly contributed to the success of these Haiti projects:

Haiti Agroforestry Projects


Haiti Productive Land Use Systems (PLUS) Project Reports

PLUS Project – 1991-1996

Frank Brockman, Chief of Party Agronomist
John Dale (Zach) Lea, Agricultural Economist/Monitoring & Evaluation, marketing
Dennis Shannon, Associate Professor, Agronomy and Soils, Campus Coordinator, agroforestry
Curtis Jolly, Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, marketing
Joel Timyan, Forester, Tree Germplasm Improvement
Kyung Yoo, Professor, Agricultural Engineering

PLUS Project – 1996-2001

John Dale (Zach) Lea, Chief of Party, Marketing Specialist
Dennis Shannon served as Campus Coordinator
Consultants from outside Auburn were too numerous to list

Soil Management CRSP Program: Haiti Steeplands Project Reports

Steeplands Project

Auburn PI’s: 
Dennis Shannon, Agronomy & Soils, PI, agroforestry research
Curtis Jolly, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, co-PI
Richard Guthrie, Dean, College of Agriculture, Pedology
Kyung Yoo, Professor, Biosystems Engineering, soil and water conservation
Graduate Students:
Lionel Isaac, Agronomy & Soils, Ph.D.
Jean René Bossa, Agronomy & Soils, Ph.D.
Budry Bayard, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, M.S., Ph.D.