Interim Soil Survey Report
Cul de Sac, Haiti
How This Survey Was Made
The survey was initiated by Haiti Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with USAID as part of the Haiti Agricultural Productivity Improvement and Natural Resources Conservation Initiative (HAPNRC). The successful implementation of this initiative required a detailed soil survey in order to support natural resource management and field conservation practices.
Soil scientists from USDA–NRCS Soil Science Division, in cooperation with Haiti Ministry of Agriculture and the Agriculture University, identified a 3,000 ha pilot area in Cul de Sac for conducting a soil survey at a scale 1:24,000. The soil survey was conducted based on a combination of traditional and digital soil mapping approaches accompanied by field observation, data collection, soil sampling, and laboratory analysis of physical and chemical properties…