Earthquake Disaster Resilience: A Framework for Sustainable Gardening in Haiti’s Vulnerable Population.
Food shortages following earthquake disasters lead to chronic food insecurity, malnutrition, illness, and an escalation in deaths. For Haiti, an island nation with limited resources, including food, resilience is more difficult without a framework to guide recovery. A model that proposes the use of partnership development and gardening interventions to achieve sustainable food relief is described. The approach involves assessment of needs, nutrition education and training, community and home gardens, partnerships, entrepreneurship, policy development, marketing, and the involvement of stakeholders in local and international communities. Application of the model may greatly enhance sustainable food supply for the most vulnerable populations in Haiti.
Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
Public Health, Nutrition and Wellness
Forrester, Ivis T.; Mayaka, Paminas; Brown-Fraser, Sherine; Dawkins, Norma; Rowel, Randy; and Sitther, Viji, "Earthquake Disaster Resilience: A Framework for Sustainable Gardening in Haiti’s Vulnerable Population." (2016). Faculty Publications. 335.