A Closer Look at Meds & Food for Kids’ Agriculture Program in Haiti

James Rhoads is MFK’s agriculture development specialists. He heads up the program to develop more and better peanuts in Haiti. This James’ first in a continuing series about MFK’s agriculture programs.

After a year of work, I’m kicking off the first of what I hope will be a continuing series of posts about MFK agriculture programs. Apparently I timed this inaugural post well, because this is the first time that I’ve been able to get reliable data from some of our peanut trial plots!

I’ve been collaborating with the second year agronomy students at the Universite Chretienne du Nord d’Haiti (Northern Haiti Christian University) to learn about peanut production in Haiti and test a few varieties and basic inputs. The students have been very enthusiastic about working together and it’s been great for everyone involved to build some experience designing plots to help test their ideas about crops. I believe we’ve had more questions posed than we could possibly answer, but one major issue was apparently resolved.