Mouvman Peyizan 3e Seksyon Kanperen (MP3K)

An initiative focused on yam cultivation, Mouvman Peyizan 3e Seksyon Kanperen (MP3K, Peasant Movement of the 3rd Section of Camp Perrin) works with more than 1,500 farmers to build technical capacity, improve food security, facilitate access to seeds, and otherwise improve on-farm productivity. More than 500,000 yam seedlings have been distributed to local yam producers, along with training on soil fertility and the use of natural insecticides to deal with insect infestations in a way that does not result in chemical-intensive inputs into the local environment. In participating communities, incomes have increased by over 200 percent since transitioning from corn and bean crops to yam cultivation. In exchange for yam seedlings, farmers are required to plant trees on their farms, increasing tree cover and biodiversity across the region.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 1990

Location: 3rd section of Camp Perrin, Sud Department, Haiti

Beneficiaries: 1,500 farmers

Area of Focus: Food security, reforestation, income
amplification, and environmental stewardship


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 Equator Prize 2014

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 Ecoagriculture and Food Security


Contact Information

Chavanes Casseus
Language(s): French


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