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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

Contributors

Auburn faculty and staff who contributed to the Haiti Agroforestry projects:

  • Paul Starr, Chief of Party and Professor of Sociology.
  • Don Street, Professor of Economics
  • Richard Guthrie, Associate Dean of International Programs, College of Agriculture, Pedologist
  • Gene Hunter, Horticulture
  • Joel Timyan, Forester, Tree Germplasm Improvement
  • Kent Reid, Forester, Nursery Research
  • Pierre Rosseau, Agroforestry Research, Agronomy and Soils (now Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences)
  • Dennis Shannon, Agronomy and Soils, Agroforestry Research
  • Steve Goodwin, Administrator
  • Walter Kelley, Professor, School of Forestry, Campus Coordinator
  • Curtis Jolly, Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, marketing

Project Reports

*reports are listed in descending numerical order:

Productive Land Use Systems (PLUS) Projects

Contributors

Auburn faculty and staff who contributed to the Haiti Agroforestry projects:

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

Project Reports

*reports are listed in descending numerical order:

Soil Management CRSP Program: Haiti Steeplands Project

Contributors

Auburn faculty and staff who contributed to the Haiti Agroforestry projects:

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.

Project Reports

*reports are listed in descending numerical order:

Majors & Minors

Graduate Degrees & Programs

5

Global Programs

5

Traveler Resources

5

Funding Support

5

E.T.& Vam York International Seminar

5

Cuba Programs

5

3+2 Chinese Graduate Student Programs

5

Haiti Projects

5

Global Programs Advisory Committee (GPAC)

Contact

Kelly Pippin
Program Specialist, Admin III
Office of Global Programs

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