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Morne-à-Bateau is a communal section of Gressier, Ouest, Haiti.

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Neighboring sections

NORTH SOUTH EAST RN2 Michael Vedrine 610 WEST RN2 Michael Vedrine 610
〰️Port-au-Prince Bay〰️ 11e Rivière-Froide,
CRF
2e Morne-Chandelle


Welcome to Morne-à-Bateau. Not far from the Route Nationale 2, in the first communal section of Gressier, it is an area whose landscape is steep and with very steep slopes. It is also a place where anarchic construction made on and under the high slopes increase day after day.

According to engineers, this place should not accommodate any construction. Not even the strongest construction. "Because at any time, a landslide can occur," he explained, staring at the hills. "Yet the opposite occurs."

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1ère Section Morne-à-Bateau

Neighborhoods

Code Name Population Localities
MAB 1re Morne-à-Bateau 3,944 Caille Pin, Dubois, Grande-Saline☆, Merger.

(not to be confused with the city of Grande-Saline in northwestern Haiti.)

AboutEdit

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Morne à Bateau; a communal section under the commune of Gressier, Haiti.

General characteristics of the section In Morne-à-Bateau, 65% of the households practice agricultural means of sustainability. A significant amount of residents migrated here from other places, such as Port-au-Prince and usually stay. Not many residents emigrate but the ones that do share their main external destination as the Dominican Republic. The dominant topography of the section Morne-à-Bateau is mountains and hills.

AgricultureEdit

According to sources, 30% of Morne-à-Bateau's land is devoted to agriculture, and the period over the past five years showed an increase of at least 10%. However, 40% of Morne-à-Bateau consists of abandoned farmland, due primarily to degradation of soils.

These farms also partake in breeding of Cattle, particularly goats, sheep, and horses, which have shown an increase in numbers over the past five years, as well as pigs and beehives, which numbers appear to be in decline. These declines and increases do not exceed 10 percent.

EnvironmentEdit

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Morne à Bateau

Situated on the side of a mountain, the section of Morne-à-Bateau is home to natives of the area and migrants from the capital. This hamlet wasn't built by a mountain by accident, as it has strong lumber rates, which is of great importance to the people of Morne-à-Bateau and its success.

The hamlet itself looks glorious. With its lucious gardens, Morne-à-Bateau has a fascinating atmosphere. Despite its strengths and weaknesses, Morne-à-Bateau is most likely headed towards a profitable future with improvements to its agricultural sector. But this remains to be seen.

EconomyEdit

Morne-à-Bateau has an advancing economy, which is mainly supported by corn, coal production, and livestock of sheep and cattle. But the biggest strength is corn production.

The main agricultural productions of the section are Corn, Sorghum / millet, peas Congo, bitter cassava, potatoes, yams, and masoko. Morne-à-Bateau has 80 processing units it its peanut / pistachio mills.

Economic actions

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At the peak of Morne Bateau

The secondary economic activities of the section range from livestock of cattle, breeding pigs, trade, transport and construction. These are in progress, but have hindrances such as lack of access to veterinary care and credit. Insecurity and and lack of transport are the barrier to the latter two.

Bean production, aviculture, and picking natural products have a stable demeanor in terms of activity. However credit and a lack of manpower remain barriers to this sector's development.

The section was also active in beekeeping, boat manufacture, and manufacture of nets/traps. But due to weakness of demand, these activities fell into regression.

InfrastructureEdit

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Transportation

Morne-à-Bateau extends southward from RN-2. Throughout the section, most roads are paved, some are clay, and residents get around by 4x4, pickup or truck. Animals are also used as a travel option.

Health

Morne-à-Bateau has a dispensary and a pharmacy.

Education

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Morne-à-Bateau has primary and secondary schools.

Utilities

There is no sanitation service, hence no main destination for household garbage, which is scattered in nature. The section has a strong demand for cutting wood.

The section has 3 artesian wells and at least half the households have access to the drinking water system. The other main source of drinking water is through ordinary wells.

CultureEdit

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Entertainment Venue in Grande-Saline. The ceremony held by “TOTAL” supplies textbooks for 1st and 2nd grade of elementary school.

Communication

The section has telephone, Internet, and partial cell phone coverage.

Social Cohesion and Conflict

The three main causes that generate conflicts and significant problems in the section are

1. Land
2. Policy
3. Invasion of the fields by free cattle

The level of solidarity in Morne-à-Bateau is very high when it comes to cultural and religious events.

Main local holidays

St. Anthony June 13th

Immaculate Conception December 8th

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PhotosEdit

Merger, a locality of Morne à Bateau.

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