The lab’s extensive network of seed producers and collaborators in Central America, the Caribbean and the U.S. ensured the bean seed would come from reputable seed producers.
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MSU lands nearly $2M USAID grant to support farmers in Haiti
Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean before moving north to the southeastern United States in October 2016, leaving a path of devastation.
Haiti's southwest region, which has a strong history of bean production, was hit particularly hard. Michigan State University secured a nearly $2 million award from the United States Agency for International Development's Mission to Haiti to help re-establish the region's agricultural production capacities to sustainably produce beans for household food and nutritional security in the future.