In our previous posts on natural capital, the concept of ecosystem services for the integration of the environment into public economy and welfare economics has been extensively developed (see previous articles here). Ecosystem services make it possible to link the ecological function of ecosystems to the well-being of populations and socio-economic activities. Combined with … [Read more...] about Ecosystem services as a tool to better plan environmental interventions
Featured in a previous post, the Ministry of Agriculture of Haiti (MARNDR) has been implementing the Artisanal Fisheries Development Program (AFDP) in the South-East, South, and Grand’Anse departments since 2015. The Program, funded by the Government of Haiti (US$ 1.5 million) and the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) grant of US$ 15 million, aims to sustainably improve … [Read more...] about Supporting fishers’ associations in Haiti: Lessons learned and future perspectives
The 65 000 fishermen that share the 1 770km of the Haitian coastline rely on rudimentary equipment and fishing vessels such as canoes and wooden boats (representing 51% and 37% respectively of the country’s estimated 28,000 active fishing boats). However, even with basic equipment, the techniques used have negative impacts on the marine resources and ecosystems. Indeed, … [Read more...] about An innovative approach to support fishers’ associations in Haiti: moving from grants to co-financing!
Jane and Arturo enjoyed a tasty lobster and a pina colada while soaking their feet in the turquoise waters of Hispaniola Island, relaxing after a sightseeing trip where they spotted migratory birds and dived alongside manatees within green and thick mangroves. Little did they know that, throughout its life, that lobster had passed several phases of its growth in these … [Read more...] about Mangroves, the biological link between environmental protection and economic development