The Development Assistance Program (DAP) is implemented in Haiti under the PL480 title II since year 2002 and should reach its completion date by year 2006. However, it was extended for one additional year (2007). It is implemented in four geographic zones in the country by four USAID partners, namely: CARE, CRS, World Vision and Save the Children.
The DAP ultimate goal is to reduce food insecurity in the targeted zones through increasing the availability of and access to food while at the same time improving the utilization biological resources.
This final evaluation of the DAP Agricultural and Natural Resources component is undertaken before the end of the program completion date so that the lessons learned be used as references for the preparation of a new phase and orientation for a new program. The main purpose of the evaluation is to determine the successful activities and those which totally or partly failed in a way to better calibrate future developmental interventions.
The evaluation survey thoroughly collected data and information on the situation before the program implementation through interviewing the beneficiaries groups, while outlining the evidence of changes in the farmers livelihoods caused by the program activities.