fewer farmers to produce eggs and a growing demand
for the commodity, the women in farming program will
rapidly establish itself in the eggs’ market
business and gain notoriety for its produces.
The recent earthquake that devastated most of the
Western part of Haiti in January 2010 has caused a
massive migration of over 2 million families from
the urban to the rural areas. Basic food necessity
like egg for breakfast is so expensive that local
families with limited income are unable to secure
such it for their children. Eggs are becoming a
precious commodity. The urgent need of egg farming
needed to change like all of animal agriculture in
Haiti. “Women in Farming” will use this market niche
to help women gain income and wealth.
In Haiti, businesses and farmers currently involve
in egg farming are limited or non-existent. They
have been over the years unable to meet the daily
needs of the communities for such basic commodity.
The International Poultry Tribune magazine reported
in 2011 there are only five (5) farms with egg
producing hens within the entire country and their
overall production are less than 200,000 eggs a year
for a population of 10 million inhabitants.
Haitian wanting to purchase eggs had to receive them
from cold storage imported from the Dominican
Republic or the United States. The eggs could be
several weeks old by the time the consumers actually
received them. Small entrepreneurs usually raised
their eggs in their backyard which are continuously
subjected to disease and predators. Their yearly egg
production was little more than 600, of which many
were contaminated by the microbes from poultry
“women in farming” program will bring fresh eggs to
the market at an alarming rate of over 140,000 per
week. The program will use modern egg farming and
advanced technology to produce enough organic eggs
to satisfy the needs of the targeted population.
The program will introduce over 800,000 hens within
the first semester of the program. The annual flock
mortality will be about five percent (5%) with each
hen capable of producing about 265 eggs per year.
The eggs will be refrigerated from the point of
production through delivery to the Women’s Farmer
Markets, the community or the communal markets. The
eggs produced by the program will be cleaner and
fresher than they have ever been.
Haitian Women Farmers will be trained to raise
organic eggs in the most economical and quickest
while respecting the farming code in place and
keeping in mind the health and welfare of the hens.
The program will introduce a new modern cage system
that is capable of eliminating most diseases and
provide the hens with protection against the weather
and predators. Participants will be trained on new
farming methods and techniques capable of improving
food safety, the environment (air and water), and
It is the mission of the program to teach graduates
how manage more chickens in the most efficient
manner, while using.