In the recently published policy brief Haiti’s Food Security Challenges, Wenche Iren Hauge (PRIO) discusses the effect of changes in domestic economic policy and the frequency of natural disasters has on food security in Haiti.
During the two last decades Haiti has been hit by hurricanes, droughts, floods and a major earthquake, indicating that Haiti is condemned to suffer from natural disasters. However, the consequences of such disasters are to a large degree determined by the country’s vulnerability to them. Haiti’s extreme vulnerability to natural disasters is the result of human policies – not least international policies. Hauge notes that the situation can be reversed if there is political will.
The policy brief can be read here.
Image: Rice cultivation in Artibonite, Haiti. Photo: Wenche Iren Hauge.