In Haiti, land tenure issues are an important element in generating greater agricultural productivity. Haitian land reform statistics include:
- Approximately 60% of the Haitian population lives in rural areas
- The average land parcel size is 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres)
- Soil quality is poor
- Approximately 66% of 1.5 million rural parcels have no property title
- Lack of land tenure limits rural incomes due to limited access to credit
- Land tenure issues impede conservation efforts
- Less than 5% of Haiti's land administration system is registered and the remaining 95% lacks geo-references.
- the Grand Riviere du Nord watershed in the north
- the Ravine du Sud and Cavaillon watersheds in the south
This pilot is part of IDB's ongoing aid to Haiti that includes $519 million in grants since 2010 to support: agriculture, education, energy, transport, water and sanitation and private sector development.