We hope you will join us April 5, 2013 - April 8, 2013 for Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2013 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City. Please click here to register for Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2013! Don't forget to stop by our LAWG Table in the Main Ballroom and say hello to your favorite LAWG Program Assistants.
Haiti Reconstruction Efforts and Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture
It has been three years since Haiti experienced the most devastating natural disaster in the country's history. Promises to "Build Back Better" have ignored the voices of Haitian civil society, especially hundreds of thousands of peasant farmers who constitute the country's backbone and still produce nearly 40 percent of the country's food. As Haiti's leaders promote a business-led model of development in Haiti, the country's capacity to feed itself is further endangered. Throughout Haiti, peasant organizations and their allies are demonstrating that reconstruction and sustainable agriculture centered on food sovereignty and food security are not mutually incompatible. This workshop will discuss the challenges and possibilities of sustainable agriculture in Haiti through discussions with representatives of Haitian peasant organizations and their allies.
Speakers: Louisiane Nazaire is the Coordinator of the National Coordination of Women Farmers (KONAFAP). KONAFAP was founded in 2008 by women from the 56 member organizations of the Haitian National Network for Food Sovereignty and Security (RENHASSA). Chavannes Jean-Baptiste is an agronomist, and founder of the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP). Chavannes founded MPP in 1973 to help promote the principles of sustainable agriculture in Haiti. Herode Guillomet is the Director of Christian Center for Integrated Development (SKDE), a Church World Service Partner. Rosnel Jean-Baptiste is the Coordinator of the National Executive Committee of Heads Together Small Peasant Producers of Haiti.
Sponsored by: Organizations part of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group
Time: Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location: Monroe Room in DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City