Author Archive for Dixon Myers

Haiti Program Student Interns Present at 2020 Human Development Conference

The Haiti research abstracts from two Sewanee students, Crystal Ngo and Bernice Leveque have been accepted for the 2020 Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame. Their research consists of calculating the carbon sequestration from the tree farms in Bois Jolis, Haiti and determining the amount of carbon offset payments that originate from the… more →

Zanmi Kafe’ staff Dr. Deborah McGrath and S. Dixon Myers Present Haiti Program in Greenville, South Carolina

Biology Professor Deborah McGrath and S. Dixon Myers in the Office of Civic Engagement will be presenters at the 20th Anniversary of Partners in Agriculture (Zanmi Agrikol) in Greenville, S.C. February 21-22. 2020. Zanmi Agrikol has been an important partner in the development of Sewanee’s Zanmi Kafe’ program in Bois Jolis, Haiti. Zanmi Agrikol is… more →

Zanmi Kafe’ Continues Its Work Despite Political instability

Haiti’s political turmoil has created logistical problems for the international community’s efforts in engaging with relief and development organizations in this Caribbean nation. That has not disconnected the long-term relationship the resident farmers of Bois Jolis, Haiti and the University of the South have shared. “In the face of political instability, Zanmi Kafe’ (Friends in… more →

Responsive means Flexibility

Responding to change is often difficult but necessary in all aspects of our personal and work lives. Changing social and economic patterns in Haiti require us to constantly be aware of the micro and macro levels in which we operate and respond in this country’s environment. Communicating with our community partners and associates and maintaining… more →

Coffee in the Caribbean

This spring was difficult, our scheduled trip to Haiti on March 14th through the 25th of 2019 was canceled due to political violence. The student participants had prepared to spend time with Zanmi Kafe’ (Friends in Coffee) farmers in the Central Plateau of Haiti measuring plants and recording growth data. There was a scheduled visit… more →

Birds of Bois Joli and Morne Michel

On a recent visit to Morne Michel (May 2018) with the Singing Rooster Coffee Co. staff, Sewanee representatives presented the administrators of the St. Jean’s Summit Education Elementary School with a photo album entitled “Birds of Bois Joli and Morne Michel, Haiti” written by Sewanee student Cal Oakley. Pictured are: Chris Hornsby, Dr. Deborah McGrath,… more →

In the field with Singing Rooster Coffee Co. staff

Director of Zanmi Agrikol, Reginald Cean, discusses coffee and agro-forestry issues with staff of Singing Rooste (SR), Sewanee and CFFL student researchers and Dr. Deborah McGrath on the farm of Verdieu Nelson in Bois Jolis. Sewanee summer researcher (2018) Crystal Ngo and CFFL student Jacques Louisjeune joyfully smile about the new seedlings planted by Bois… more →