This installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Haiti where we are working to reduce the risks posed by floods in Port-au-Prince. By leveraging the successes, lessons learned, and extensive mapping conducted as part of USAID/Haiti’s WINNER project, USAID is now taking specific steps to help communities in both the upper and lower Millet Ravine watersheds protect themselves from floods. Do you want to know what a gully plug is, or why pineapple plants are a part of the solution to slowing runoff and preventing erosion? Read on to find out!

The photo is of Ketlin Polinic, who is optimistic that disaster risk reduction activities in the Millet Ravine watershed will help protect her vegetable plot. Photo is from Nina Minka, USAID.