A recent article from Oxfam America, called 'In a battle against the bugs, Haitian farmers win, thanks to better coordination' by Kevin Ferguson talks about one of the stories we photographed on assignment in Haiti late in 2013.
I have just returned from a week in the Artibonite region of Haiti where I have been working with Oxfam America to document the rice industry, from the farmers in the fields, through to the mills and markets and even big companies who are buying up large quantities of rice. We spoke with people about all aspects of Haitian rice growing, as well as the USA rice imports and the effect that this has on the local marketplace. I travelled with Kevin Ferguson who will tell the stories of the people we met on this journey, incorporating my photography and video. Keep an eye on this blog for links through to upcoming Oxfam America blog posts, articles and documentary work over the coming weeks.© AnnaFawcus/Oxfam America Rice Farming in Artibonite, Haiti 2013
There is a new article by Elizabeth Stevens with photos and stories from our recent trip to Haiti. For Haiti's rice farmers, much depends on the free flow of water: In the rice-growing Artibonite Valley, Oxfam and partners are helping restore a lifeline: irrigation.
See the article on Oxfam America's First Person Blog:
Or you can view the re-post of it on the HaitianTruth.org website:
Or you can read the same article on the Before It's News Website:
I recently spent a couple of weeks in November 2012 working on two photographic assignments with Oxfam America in Haiti. The first assignment was with Elizabeth Stevens in Artibonite, documenting rice farmers and many water based programs implemented by Oxfam America to enable the 'flow of water' and thus the success of farmers in the region. Here are a few photos of the rice harvest:
All photographs ©AnnaFawcus/Oxfam 2012
Here are a some links to more photos from this trip to Haiti in blog posts by Oxfam America journalist, Elizabeth Stevens: