Drought tolerant crops help families like Simone’s have the food they need to carry them through a dry season. In Haiti, where only 10 percent of farmers have irrigated crops, it makes most farms heavily reliant on rain in order to produce food. Recent warming from the El Niño weather pattern has produced even worse conditions for crops, leaving farmers with up to 70 percent crop losses and doubling the number of food insecure people in the country since September.
The crises created a perfect storm making Haiti the country with highest percentage of its people hungry, with 53.7 percent of the people not having enough food to meet the daily minimum nutrition requirement for more than a year.
World Vision provides agriculture training each week to help farmers better produce food. The organization has also helped install pumps to water communities’ land.
“Without World Vision’s help, we could not withstand the dry period,” says Gustin Dorsica, a 49-year-old father of seven children.
Please pray for hungry people in Haiti and World Vision’s work to help them survive.
“Almighty God, we know that all things are under Your control — the rains, the sun, the seeds, and the soil all listen to your command. The Haitians are looking to you to give them food, so we ask that You bless the land and the weather so they may have healthy crops for their families. Guide World Vision in how to help even more people better farm to reap the foods that You will provide them with.”
Photo©2015 World Vision, Jean-Wickens Merone
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