Interview with Chavannes Jean Baptiste on Efforts to Rebuild Haiti

December 5, 2012

In the interview below, 2005 Goldman Prize recipient Chavannes Jean-Baptiste discusses the work that he and the team at the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) have been doing since the 2010 earthquake that devastated much of Haiti’s infrastructure, leaving thousands homeless and hungry.

MPP has teamed up with Why Hunger, a campaign that together with HardRock International and Yoko Ono Lennon, works with 26 grassroots organizations in 15 countries to address hunger and sustainable farming practices.

Jean-Baptiste was awarded the Prize in 2005 for his leadership efforts to teach sustainable agriculture to rural Haitians, decreasing deforestation and increasing food security.