When on January 12th, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country of Haiti, the U.S. and international communities reacted with immediate and substantial financial support. The immediate crisis has passed, but the country now faces the longer-term realities of redeveloping the country's physical infrastructure and economy. Chief among these realities is wide-spread hunger. Even before the earthquake, Haiti was unable to produce enough food for its population due to "limited national food production capacity, the dependency on food imports, and the lack of basic social services." Many organizations continue to provide financial, in-kind and manpower support to the rebuilding efforts, just a handful of which are listed below. Farm Journal Media applauds American agriculture's generosity in the weeks immediately following the earthquake, and encourages continued support of the Haitian people as they face the daunting task of redevelopment.
To donate to one of the organizations listed here or find others with dedicated Haitian redevelopment funds, click below:
||Visit Charity Navigator to find out more about the efforts of these organizations in Haiti or to find other organizations providing on-going support to the country.