Elie Lescot and the SHADA Rubber project
The SHADA began production in 1941 in Haiti with the help from the American government. In 1943, an estimated 47,177 acres of productive land in Haiti were cleared for the planting of cryptostegia vine.
This affected Haitian farming a great deal. the project acquired over 100,000 hectares of land. Farmers in the North of Haiti were lured from food crop cultivation to meet increasing demand for rubber.