Hurricane affected farmers in Haiti get $11 million support from UN

Thousands of hurricane affected farmers in Haiti are getting close to $11 million in support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

IFAD announced Thursday that it is investing $10.8 million to help restore agricultural productivity in some the worst affected areas of the country.

The initiative is aimed at supporting 65,000 small farming households, with special focus on women, youth and other vulnerable groups.

The Agricultural and Agroforestry Technological Innovation Programme, known in French as PITAG, will be distributing the funds.

PITAG will also be responsible for spreading sustainable agricultural practices and technologies to the farmers through farmer field schools.

After completing the training, small farmers will get tools, seeds and other inputs to practice the innovations they learned.