On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing an estimated 222,653 people and wounding an additional 310,000. The Sud-Est (Southeast) department was one of the worst hit areas. This assessment analyzes the market system for agricultural labor in the Sud-Est department of Haiti in March-April 2010. Recommended interventions include immediate cash-for-work projects to replace lost income for rural households; immediate interventions to ensure farmers have sufficient seeds and inputs to plant successfully; and longer-term interventions to stimulate rural employment opportunities and strengthen the agricultural sector.
Laura Meissner, Karri Goeldner Byrne, Georges Pierre-Louis, Tim Schwartz, Molière Peronneau and Gardy Letang