Ecole Moyenne Agro-Ecologie Jean Mari Romain (EMAJMR)
In order to monitor farmers closely, the administration of the Martelly/Lamothe Government, under a project led by Thomas Jacques, Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), decided to open schools.
The development of Haitian agriculture involves empowering people with professional know-how. There is however, a major deficit in resources for agricultural technicians, due to institutional reforms implemented by the Ministry, population, research and training.
To make this system more advanced, a master plan has been put into place, which proposes the creation of a new strategy to revive agricultural education in EMA and training centers.
How this plan will be implemented
• The MARNDR intends to reopen 3 EMAs as of October 2014 in the agro-ecological zones of Dondon. It proposes to do this with support from the following:
1. Ministry of Agriculture of the United States of America
2. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and
3. The World Bank
• Training courses for these schools will be created in the following areas:
1. (EMAD), the Artibonite Valley
2. EMAVA and
3. Hinche (EMDH)
In view of this, the Directorate of Training and Promotion of Entrepreneurship Agricole (DFPEA), who are responsible for the creation of Ministry of Agriculture, hired 12 agronomists who are to provide this training.
The University of California, UC Davis, met the requirements of the tender advertised by MARNDR and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They thus have the responsibility of providing the training required for this project.