Strengthening the Peanut Sector

Peanuts are a valuable cash crop for small farmers in Haiti, however despite ideal growing conditions, productivity and yields in the sector remain low. TechnoServe, in partnership with Abbott Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is looking to help over 2,000 smallholder peanut farmers improve their incomes by 200 percent and increase peanut yields by 100 percent. The three year program also seeks to decrease overall production and distribution costs by making appropriate market linkages. Additionally, the program intends to help establish approximately 100 self‐sufficient and sustainable small and micro entrepreneurs resulting in a more inclusive, profitable and competitive peanut value chain. TechnoServe is also working 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 2015 the program had over 1,380 farmers benefiting from the training sessions, with income increase of over 90 percent.