Formed in 1973, the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) is the oldest and among the most important local peasant movements in Haiti.
The MPP is a pioneer in creating projects to address climate change. The organization has planted 30 million trees as part of its agroforestry work. 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. Additionally, MPP plays a leadership role in international climate justice movements, through its participation in the Climate Justice Collective of La Via Campesina.
In the economically devastated Central Plateau, 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.
By: Statement of Haitian Movements
Dezembro 1, 2020
In the recent statement below, Haitian small farmer and human rights organizations — including Grassroots International partners — denounce the ongoing violent land grabs in north and northeastern Haiti.
In this issue, you’ll read about how our partners in Haiti and Palestine have built water cisterns, wells and pipelines—addressing the needs of the people that local governments have failed to meet—and how Garifuna communities in Honduras are winning back...