F. GUYVENCHY1, R. PAȘCALĂU1, Laura ȘMULEAC1, S. M. STANCIU1, A.C. IMBREA1 1University of Life Sciences “King Mihai I” from Timișoara laurasmuleac@usvt.ro
Water is critically important for agriculture in Haiti, as it is for agriculture everywhere. Haiti's agriculture sector is heavily dependent on irrigation, particularly for the production of staple crops such as rice, beans, and maize. In Haiti, where much of the land is mountainous and rugged, irrigation systems can be particularly challenging to build and maintain. However, there are several important water systems in Haiti that help support agriculture. These include: Overall, the availability and reliability of water systems in Haiti are critical for the success of agriculture in the country. Improving water infrastructure and management is essential for increasing agricultural productivity and food security in Haiti. Haiti is a predominantly agricultural country, with over half of the population working in the agriculture sector. Agriculture is also a significant contributor to Haiti's economy, accounting for around 25% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). However, agriculture in Haiti faces a number of challenges, including poor soil quality, limited access to modern farming technologies, and a lack of investment in infrastructure. One of the most significant challenges, however, is water scarcity. Haiti has a hot and humid tropical climate, with a rainy season that typically lasts from May to October. However, the distribution of rainfall is uneven, and droughts and water shortages are common, particularly in the dry season. This makes irrigation critical for agriculture in Haiti, particularly in areas that receive less rainfall.
agriculture,water, system, production, climate, irrigation, farming, scarcity, Haiti
environmental engineering
Presentation: poster