Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education
Richard Higgins is the ecological and agricultural consultant to various groups including the NGO New Directions Foundation.
He is a world leading exponent in this field, liasing with the Rodale Institute (USA). He has recently set up a Centre of Excellence and teaching centre for disease and pest free growing technique and fast turn round manufacture of fertilizer in the United Kingdom; Well End Permaculture Ltd.,
He has designed and developed a compost Hot Box that destroys pathogens in 14 days and makes TERRA PRETA with BIO CHAR that works in conjunction with the worlds cheapest (and fool proof) urine separator toilet.
DAI says: The Developpement Economique pour un Environnement Durable (DEED), contract was awarded in 2008. The target populations for DEED are profit making enterprises and producer groups that can create the social and economic capital base needed to activate environmental and economic recovery on the hillsides. One key principle is that DEED should work only with communities that demonstrate a commitment to working toward self-sufficiency in restoring hillsides and improving livelihoods.
Maybe we can get some sort of USAID like this for our better program?