Author Archives: TCI

Civic Education Through the Arts

It was a warm spring evening as Yves, my sociologist colleague, and I, an agricultural anthropologist, visited Remèd, a rice farmer near Acul du Nord in Northern Haiti to expand our understanding of local governance relationships. As my colleague, a … Continue reading

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Civil Society Beyond the State

Throughout the history of democracy, civil society organizations have evolved to defend and promote their members’ interests at the level of local and national policy-making, but are hardly present at the regional level. Because major policy decisions are increasingly being taken at the regional level … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Step

Our post hurricane integrated governance and food security program in southern Haiti distributes high market value fruit trees to women farmers through their local community organizations. A successful pilot funded last December and January by concerned friends gave us some … Continue reading

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Growing the Program: A New Partnership and a New Initiative

TCI is very pleased to inform our readers that we have formed a partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach (CCO), a Florida based Catholic development foundation, in support of #haitifruittrees, our integrated food security and local governance program in Haiti’s Grand … Continue reading

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A Breadfruit for Data Partnership

#caribbinstitute (The Caribbean Institute, TCI) has partnered with @TreesThatFeed (the Trees That Feed Foundation, TTFF) to strengthen our support of women in southern Haiti who are recovering from the devastation wreaked by hurricane Matthew.  You can call it the Breadfruit … Continue reading

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A First Hand Account of a Fruit Tree Distribution in the Grand Anse

What could I expect? Bert Laurent, a friend and Executive Chairman at The Caribbean Institute had asked me to accompany a delivery of fruit tree seedlings by truck from TCI’s nursery near Port au Prince, over sometimes challenging, rocky, mountain … Continue reading

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