Haiti Goat Project

NC State University

 

Kids Supporting Kids

Improving life for the people of Haiti by supporting development

of sustainable animal agriculture

  

Welcome


The Haiti Goat Project is an agricultural education and development project that operates as a collaborative effort between faculty at North Carolina State University and the Christianville Foundation, a non-governmental organization that operates in Gressier Haiti.

The primary project location is in Gressier Haiti, located about 18 miles west of Port-au-Prince, with additional project activities in the local communities of Jean-Jean, Ti-Cousin and Ti-Boukan. The majority of children in the Gressier and surrounding areas suffer from malnutrition because their diets, consisting of primarily of plant-based foods, are extremely limited by financial, educational and
social constraints. 

Because animal source foods contain a high density of balanced, highly digestible proteins and essential micronutrients, these foods are an integral component of a nutritious diet. 

The goals of the Haiti Goat Project are to:  

        • Provide animal-source foods to local children accessed through school-based lunch programs
        • Improve the genetic background of local Haitian livestock (goats)
        • Support the education and training of Haitian agricultural producers
        • Promote the establishment of sustainable animal agriculture to improve family health and income
 
 
 
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