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Tet Kole ti Peyizan Ayisyen (TK) 

Promoting sustainable agriculture, land reform, and sovereignty in Haiti.

LOCATION: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Tet Kole ti Peyizan Ayisyen (TK) is a national movement dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture, land reform, and sovereignty in Haiti. Founded in September 1986, following the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier’s dictatorship, TK has been a critical force in countering the negative impacts of neoliberal policies on peasant agriculture. These policies have led to the decline of rural farming and the exodus of people from rural areas to cities or abroad.

TK has also been instrumental in the fight against the privatization of natural resources, particularly land. The organization has successfully advocated for policies that benefit the Haitian people, ensuring that the land remains in the hands of those who cultivate it. 

TK operates through a robust structure that includes communal assemblies, departmental federations, and a national confederation. This structure enables the organization to mobilize peasants across the country, raise awareness about their rights, and advocate for comprehensive agrarian reform.

UUSC’s partnership supports TK in their mission to empower small peasants by providing modern tools, quality seeds, agricultural credit, irrigation systems, and technical support. Additionally, TK focuses on strengthening the role of women within the organization, promoting their autonomy and leadership.

Image credit: Tet Kole ti Peyizan Ayisyen