Food Insecurity and Livelihood Systems in Northwest Haiti

Mamadou Baro
2002 Journal of Political Ecology  
This paper examines rural livelihood systems in Haiti from both a political andecological perspective. While political developments in Haiti have taken center stage inmost analyses, the environmental impacts of population growth, highly varied livelihoodstrategies, and migration opportunities appear to have played a major role in the current tragic situation. Illegal migration not only seems to alleviate short term poverty but also appears to benefit households long term as revenues from
more » ... on improve households' land holding situation. Nevertheless, the steadily declining ecological situation may already be exceeding the creative livelihood strategies of Haitian producers.Key words: Haiti, political economy, political ecology, livelihood strategies,households, livestock, agriculture, migration.
doi:10.2458/v9i1.21633 fatcat:xln6cp4l5vfgppcdjlswaidn54