News

Local Haitian Organization Helps Expand Country’s Sorghum Value Chain

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement Project (LEVE) is helping to nurture the high-performing local organization, Papyrus S.A., to enable it to grow its business, and enter the challenging world of direct USAID funding. Today, Papyrus S.A. manages a six-year Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA)/Heineken-led project, jointly funded by USAID-Haiti and the Inter-American Development […]

Read More

USAID: Creating Jobs to Create a Brighter Future

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project and USAID Haiti are working to facilitate more productive and inclusive value chains that will contribute to broad-based economic growth and create jobs.   Haiti’s garment sector accounts for 90% of Haiti’s total exports and is the country’s second foreign exchange earner after remittances. The sector employs […]

Read More

Launch of the week of sorghum at Restaurant Totto

At the initiative of Brana, Papyrus / SMASH and Totto Restaurant, an evening was held to launch Sorghum Week, commonly known as “Pitimi”, as part of the Konsome lokal month celebration. The guests had the pleasure of discovering or rediscovering this cereal through dishes and cocktails prepared by the chef of restaurant Totto. This was […]

Read More

Skills Fair: Canado-Technique promotes innovation and competitiveness

The Haitian Vocational Training Center, commonly known as Canado-Technique, held the third edition of the “Salon des compétences” on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Canado College and Canado-Technique. Organized this year around the theme “On the road to innovation and competitiveness”, this activity aims to promote the skills of Haitian society. […]

Read More

Matching Skills with Growing Agribusiness Labor Market Needs

Agriculture is the most important source of employment and wealth in Haiti. Sixty percent of Haitians are farmers, and land represents the most productive asset accessible to the majority of the population. However, through generations of neglect, the sector has not realized its potential, resulting in the fact that Haiti imports nearly sixty percent of […]

Read More

The second edition of the month “consume locally” is launched

The local consumer initiative launched this Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Montana Hotel, the second edition of the month “consume local. This activity aims, among other things, to promote national production but also to encourage Haitians to value and consume the food produced in the country. On the sidelines of this launch, a collaboration […]

Read More

Developing Skills for The Future of Haiti’s Renewable Energy Industry

On March 22, 2018, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project provided a partner contribution grant to Ecole Professionnelle Saint Joseph Artisan (EPSJA), a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) school. The purpose of the grant is to assist the EPSJA in developing advanced solar energy training courses and strengthening their […]

Read More

Innovating Snack Chip Production to Increase Smallholder Farmer Network

On January 19, 2018, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded a partner contribution grant to Audate Saint Lot Co. operating as Agrobizz. The grant will permit the lead food processing firm to acquire new equipment to increase their sales of plantain and breadfruit chip products within the next year, expand […]

Read More

Increasing Customized Farming Services for Haitian Rice Farmers

On December 4, 2017 the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded a partner contribution grant to Société Haïtienne de Transformation des Produits Agricoles (TRANSAGRI S.A.), an agricultural service provider for farmers in the Artibonite valley. The grant will permit them to invest in new equipment to increase sales and support rice farmers […]

Read More

Promoting Agribusinesses & Local Haitian Production

On November 22, 2017, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded a partner contribution grant to Groupe Style Communications S.A.’s (GSC) membership organization Konsome Lokal. The grant helped organize a two-day trade show bringing together producers and consumers to raise awareness of Haitian-made products and increase membership in the association. This […]

Read More