Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education
Alley farming plants that need the least cultivating is the best way to go!
The botanical name for pigeon peas is Cajanus cajan. It is known in Haiti as pwadibwa or pwa kongo, Primor the variety Agronomists Joel Ducasse and Ketty Paquiot are multiplying in Arcahaie, Haiti was developed by IDIAF in the Dominican Republic. This plant will only have to be replanted every two years to produce to its capacity. To obtain seed contact Joel Ducasse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-3816-7675 in Haiti.
It produces peas within 4 months, can be trimmed giving great mulch after cropping, and then will produce more peas.
This is a mountain variety and will not only grow perfectly between the vetiver rows but can be inter-cropped with pitimi (grain sorghum).
Alley farming between vetiver rows with mayi (corn) is possible as long as you do not crowd out the vetiver.
Joel is also multiplying a sweet sorghum ( pitimi ) that will continue to grow back from the roots when chopped off after harvesting to prevent erosion.
Here is a recent picture of pigeon peas and plantains which are thriving well together getting way more food from both in the same area.