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World Food Program and International Labour Organization Pilot Breadfruit School Feeding Program

Breadfruit dumplings with a bean sauce for schoolchildren in Haiti. Photo credit: WFP/ILO

Trees That Feed Foundation has been planting breadfruit trees in Haiti for 15 years and today there is an abundance of breadfruit ready to feed the Haitian people.  TTFF is assisting local entrepreneurs in processing the fruit to make breadfruit flour.  Now the challenge is in discovering other products and marketing.

We are thrilled that the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), two United Nations agencies based in Haiti, are exploring breadfruit possibilities. They are buying flour from these local entrepreneurs and providing schools a locally made traditional light bean sauce called pwa with dumplings called boul made with a combination of breadfruit and wheat flours.

A WFP representative taste testing the hearty meal. Photo credit: WFP/ILO

 

The partnership is part of P.R.O.F.I.T. Project, which translated to English from French means Strengthening Agricultural Opportunities through Training and Technological Investment. The collaboration also extends to Catholic Relief Services and AZAKA.

Some of the leaders of this project in Haiti will be joining us in Jamaica for a breadfruit symposium called Breadfruit Mastermind this month.  Growers, processors and nurserymen will meet and learn more about breadfruit possibilities for the future.  It takes a village!

 

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