Bas Coursin is two communal sections of Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite, Haiti. The sections are Bas Coursin 1 and Bas Coursin 2.

Bas coursin1

1re Bas Coursin

General characteristics of the section

90% of the households live in agriculture. Local immigration is low and emigration is moderate. Many of the people who live here moved in from other communes; many of the people who move out go to the Dominican Republic. This commune's dominant topography is the plains.

Agricultural characteristics of the section

Land use 70% of the land in Bas Coursin is occupied by agriculture. 40% is irrigated and utilized, while the remaning 20% or so is abandoned farmland. Main reason for abandoning the land is due to drainage.


The main agricultural productions of the section include rice, beans, corn, potatoes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Bas Coursin farmers also breed cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, horses, and beehives.


The main destination of household garbage is scattered in nature. This section holds a high importance of cutting wood.

Natural hazards and weather

Accoding to sources, this section is currently affected by water pollution which is said to having caused significant damage. River flooding, as well as drought is evident too. Soil salinity is frequent at a localized level. Quarries are in operation.

Bas Coursin 1

Map of 1re Bas-Coursin