Haitian agronomist who founded the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP for its Creole acronym) to improve the living conditions of the rural population in his Caribbeancountry.
Since the 1970s, sustainable development has been one of the most consistent goals in political, economic and social discussions aimed at improving the quality of life for the world’s poorest populations. In Haiti, economic, political and social conditions have converged in a deteriorated environmental situation where the very concept of sustainable development faces particularly significant challenges. In these adverse conditions, Jean-Baptiste Chavannes has helped found 15 agricultural and fishing cooperatives in various sites around Haiti. Although he is an agronomist by training, he has developed his skills as an agricultural technician, an educator, a community organizer and an administrator of cooperatives to be able to fulfill his tasks.
Author: Harrison Flores Ortiz
Published: May 29, 2012.
This post is also available in: Español