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.