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Mouvman Peyizan Papay/Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP)

Formed in 1973, MPP is the oldest and among the most important local peasant movements in Haiti.

Based in Hait’s Central plateau, the Mouvman Peyizan Papay/Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) is a pioneer in agroecology and in working at the intersections of food sovereignty and climate justice. The organization and its community partners have planted more than 50 million trees in a massive agroforestry effort aimed at addressing the widespread deforestation facing the Haitian countryside. It has developed a solar panel production project, and is known for its exceptional work in creating infrastructure to capture rainwater, ensure water access for local communities, and design agricultural techniques that conserve water.

MPP’s technical work goes hand in hand with community organizing through popular education, including through its solar power-run Peasant Voice radio station. Grassroots International supports the MPP’s expansive range of self-help development activities aimed at improving peasants’ quality of life and making their voices louder locally, nationally and internationally.

MPP scales its vital work through organizing at the national level, as a driving force behind the National Congress of the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPNKP), as well as at the regional and global levels, as a founding member of the global peasant network La Via Campesina.

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