Haiti is the most food insecure country in the Western hemisphere. 38% of the Haitian population fall below the recommended minimum daily food intake of 2,240 Kcal per day. Dietary diversity is poor, with most families consuming predominantly starches and oils but little fruits, vegetables and protein. Haiti imports more than 50% of its foods, whereas in the 1980s only 19% was imported. There is a need for sustainable local produced proteins. IDH supports the aquaculture sector of Haiti to become the provider of cheap, sustainable and local protein.
Please find out more on our Aquaculture Program in Haiti by downloading the 2-pager Haiti