Union of Haitian Peasants (UHP)
Organisation Agricole de Développement pour la Production des Paysans Haïtiens
Organisation Agricole de Développement pour la Promotion des Paysans Haïtiens
Development Organization for Agricultural Production of Haitian Farmers
Development Organization for Agricultural Promotion of Haitian Farmers
A peasant organization of development aid founded in Haiti since 1990
Today, alongside the socio-political crises that are disrupting the world, there are three (3) major problems: Hunger, Climate Change and the Depletion of Natural Resources. Haiti remains a country hitherto agricultural. Despite the accelerated urbanization in recent years and the strong emigration to the Dominican Republic, and in recent times to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and other Caribbean countries, about 55% of the population lives in the areas Rural areas and farming. They are unfortunately very little or no framed. Today, a large proportion of small-scale agricultural producers abandon farming and increase the mass of the unemployed in the urban areas of Haiti, while others continue to produce by agreeing to earn a low income. To respond to unfair competition from products coming from certain economic powers who cheerfully subsidize their agriculture in order to maintain their producer’s dignity in their sectors of activity. Unfortunately, the option chosen by the various State officials who succeeded one another in power during the last decades is to supply the population with imported products such as rice instead of investing in domestic production, Spirit and letter of the 1987 Constitution in force. Yet there are favorable conditions in the country for the development of a sustainable and prosperous agriculture capable of meeting the food needs of the population. This agriculture must be at the same time peasant, ecological, agroforestry, intensive, diversified and innovative. On the other hand, the forest cover of Haiti is currently reduced to less than 2%, whereas it was more than 20% during 1978. This situation is the basis of accelerated erosion of the soil becoming less and less productive, of long periods of drought and above all of the virtual disappearance of the fragile ecosystems jeopardizing many species already endangered in Haiti. It is in this objective that the Agricultural Development Organization for the Production of Haitian Peasants (OADEPROPAH-Haiti) and the Union of Haitian Peasants (UHP) originated in rural and urban areas to address the different problems Socio-politico-economic conditions faced by peasant populations.
The Development Organization for Agricultural Production of Haitian Farmers is a Farmers Organization with the status of a peasant organization recognized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation. The OADEPROPAH-Haiti is a peasant organization that aims to unite all the small farmers and farmers of Haiti and to bring together the young rural workers and the rural women organized in peasant groups with a view to their cultural and economic promotion to the valuation of agricultural products in Haiti.At each level of the structures, there are elected leaders who are in charge of the coordination of the OADEPROPAH-Haiti organization. Here are the governing bodies.
The Organization OADEPROPAH-Haiti is a Peasant Organization with the Status of a peasant farmers organization and registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor at the number ST-1027 of 10 February 1994 and the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation MPCE-UCAONG) to the number: B-0210 and to publish in the Official Journal le Moniteur at Number 13 Monday 12 February 1996 by the Haitian Government. From 1991 to the present day for the year 2017 the organization OADEPROPAH- Haiti currently has 125.000.00 members through ten departments specifically in the rural areas of Haiti Others (to be specified) The OADEPROPAH-Haiti organization has peasant farmers and breeders who do want to group small producers of the rural and urban areas of Haiti.