Strengthening the Peanut Sector

Peanuts are a valuable cash crop for small farmers in Haiti, but – despite ideal growing conditions – productivity and yields in the sector remain low. TechnoServe, in partnership with Abbott Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, supported over 2,000 smallholder peanut farmers to improve their incomes and increase their peanut yields. The three-year program also decreased overall production and distribution costs by making appropriate market linkages. Additionally, the program helped establish a dozen self‐sufficient and sustainable small- and micro-entrepreneurs, resulting in a more inclusive, profitable, and competitive peanut value chain. TechnoServe also worked to link farmers with key domestic buyers, including new ready-to-use therapeutic food processing facilities, which will benefit from having a stable domestic supply of peanuts. By the end of the project, TechnoServe trained 2,000 farmers, helping them to increase their incomes by 34 percent after boosting their yields by 10 percent.