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Artibonite Valley

Artibonite Valley is a valley predominantly in Haiti, on the island of Hispaniola. The Artibonite River flows through the valley, with headwaters in the Dominican Republic as well.

The valley's watershed provides vital ecosystem services on which the socio-economic development of one of the poorest areas of the Dominican Republic and Haiti depends. These services have been adversely impacted by deforestation, inappropriate land-use, and harmful agricultural practices, which cumulatively have resulted in severe land degradation and threats to water resources.[1]


  1. ^ [1] Government of the Dominican Republic, Government of Haiti, United Nations Development Programme and Oxfam-Quebec. Reducing conflicting water uses in the bi-national Artibonite River basin through development and adoption of a multi-focal area Strategic Action Programme (UNDP Project Document), retrieved October 28, 2010.

Coordinates: 19°7′30.21″N 72°28′58.75″W / 19.1250583°N 72.4829861°W / 19.1250583; -72.4829861