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President Moise handed over 40 rice mills and 29 motorcycles to 40 randomly selected farmers in the Artibonite Valley

Posted by on Saturday, January 20, 2018, In : Agriculture 

Haitian President Jovenel Moise, yesterday handed over 40 rice mills and 29 motorcycles to a randomly selected group of rice producers in the Artibonite Valley. Haiti’s largest rice producing region. These new mills replaced many old ones which were in usage for decades.

The 40 lucky farmers were randomly selected among a group of 253. 

The Senator of the Artibonite Valley, and former President of the Haitian Senate, Youri Latortue, applauded the initiative of President Moise ...

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Grain production in Latin America and Caribbean increased by 20%, except in Haiti

Posted by on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : Agriculture 
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Grain production in Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 20% in 2017 compared to last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported Monday in its office in Chile.

Latin America and the Caribbean will produce 259 million tons this year, 20% more than in 2016.

According to the report "Crop Prospects and Food Situation" released on Monday, the increase is largely explained by record corn production in Argentina and Brazil this year.

However, he warns that ...

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FAO deployed mobile veterinary clinic in Southern Haiti

Posted by on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Agriculture 
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Since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti last October, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in the worst affected areas has steadily declined thanks to the massive humanitarian response . But where the effects of the storm added to three years of drought and severe flooding, the latest survey warns that food insecurity remains high.

Therefore, the sustained response focuses on helping these families to rebuild their livelihoods.

As part of this effort, the United Nations Food and ...

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Three of Haiti's largest departments are facing a major hunger crisis, six months after Hurricane Matthew

Posted by on Saturday, April 1, 2017, In : Agriculture 
Three of Haiti's largest departments are facing a major hunger crisis, some six months after Hurricane Matthew has left these communities almost completely devastated. .

About 80 percent of crops which would have normally been harvested in January and February in the affected areas were wiped out by the storm. 
Non governmental organizations and human rights advocates are now worried that the Grande-Anse, Sud and Nippes Departments could soon plunge into famine if appropriate measures are not t...
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Haiti's President, Jovenel Moise, tours agricultural farm in La Plaine

Posted by on Monday, February 13, 2017, In : Agriculture 
As part of his continued message of giving priority to the agricultural sector, Haitian President Jovenel Moise earlier today visited one of the largest agricultural farms in the country, the Mourra Agricultural Farms, a recently inaugurated modern farm located in the Plaine du Cul de Sac.

The president met with Jerry Mourra, the CEO of the company which will specialize in producing vegetables such as eggplants, peppers and tomatoes, to learn about his business and how the government can help ...

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Haiti's president announced $30 million agricultural aid campaign to "avoid nationwide famine"

Posted by on Saturday, November 5, 2016, In : Agriculture 
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The president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert has announced that in the coming weeks his government will allocate nearly $30 million towards an agricultural campaign to "avoid a nationwide famine" after humanitarian assistance in the wake of the devastating hurricane Matthew will soon start to diminish.

The winter campaign must begin this month added the president.

A month after hurricane Matthew destroyed 90% of all the homes and wiped out nearly all the crops, 1.5 million people are still in urge...

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FAO: Haiti was hit by 3 consecutive droughts made worse by ElNino

Posted by on Thursday, September 15, 2016, In : Agriculture 
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During the last three years, Haiti has been hit by severe climatic disturbances characterized by 
repeated episodes of drought followed by erratic rainfall. In 2015, the impact of the El Niño phenomenon has worsened the food security and nutrition situation and it is expected that several communes in the Northwest, Southeast and Central Plateau remain in Phase 3 (crisis) of the
Integrated Food Security Phase classification.

Regarding the agriculture sector, prolonged drought 
has led to a reduc...

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Agritrans SA

Posted by on Saturday, October 11, 2014, In : Agriculture 

Agritrans SA is a $27 million ambitious agricultural project whose goal is to cultivate organic plantains exclusively for exportation. On October 10th, 2014, in association with the 300 farmers benefiting employment through the project, 228.000 banana seedlings were planted over 1.000 hectares in Trou du Nord, a commune in northern Haiti, close to the city of Cap Haitian. The Haitian government has injected $6 million into this project and plan to invest an additional $15 million in the co...

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