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In Haiti, Land Reform as a Pillar of Reconstruction


Caption: Redistributing Haiti's highly concentrated land is essential for the sustenance of agriculture and of farmers. Ben Depp, www.bendepp.com

By Beverly Bell
March 3, 2011

Ronel Thelusmond is the director of the technical division of the National Institute for the Application of Agrarian Reform (INARA), which is part of the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture. Extreme concentration of land, giving little to no access to the 60-80% of the population who are farmers, is one of Haiti