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Sixième Conseil d’administration de la Fondation Dr Louis G. Lamothe.

September 24, 2016
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Sixième Conseil d’administration de la Fondation Dr Louis G. Lamothe.

Pétion-ville, vendredi 23 Septembre 2016 : La Fondation Dr Louis G. Lamothe a eu, ce jeudi 22 septembre 2016, son sixième  Conseil d’administration au siège de l’institution à Pétion-ville en présence des principaux responsables de la fondation, des dirigeants de la Fondation RAPINO, de Mme Élizabeth Borno,  de Wicky Frisch et de M. Laurent...
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Helping small scale farms thrive is the key to feeding our booming world

September 23, 2016
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Helping small scale farms thrive is the key to feeding our booming world

The Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) added the voice of thousands of small-scale farmers throughout Haiti to deliberations at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) which were focused on global food production. The SFA was honored to join with four global food and beverage companies–Heineken, Unilever, Hershey and Sodexo–in providing input to a CGI report that...
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How Your Choice of Chocolate Can Help Reforest Haiti

July 16, 2016
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How Your Choice of Chocolate Can Help Reforest Haiti

By Meg Wilcox ECO Watch Read any article about Haiti’s environment and you’ll encounter the same grim statistic, that 98 percent of the country is deforested. That’s hard to fathom. How could a country possibly have only two percent tree cover? Death by a Thousand Cuts, a 2012 film that tells the tale of...
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Health experts: Zika threat is serious – and getting bigger

July 14, 2016
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7 microcephalic infants have been born in the United States CDC head says health agency diverting funds from other needs to fight Zika. Three senior U.S. government experts testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to urge Congress to pass a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill stalled by partisan politics. The bill stalled after...
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UN calls for the fight against desertification in Haiti

June 18, 2016
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UN calls for the fight against desertification in Haiti

Haiti Libre: Friday, June 17, on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification which was held on the theme “Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People”, the United Nations in Haiti acknowledged the efforts of Haitian institutions to increase protected areas and called to the search of sustainable alternatives for stopping practices that...
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Dominican exports to Haiti plunge by US$400 million

June 17, 2016
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Dominican exports to Haiti plunge by US$400 million

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Jun 16, CMC – Haiti’s ban on the entry of products from the neighbouring Dominican Republic, continues to have an impact on the economy of the Spanish speaking country. He said the decline occurred last year and the situation has increased smuggling.On Wednesday, Dominica’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Jose...
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CDC: map Zika in states to prepare for outbreaks

June 12, 2016
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CDC: map Zika in states to prepare for outbreaks

By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times – Sunday, June 12, 2016 The Obama administration says it doesn’t expect the Zika virus to blanket whole states if and when mosquitoes begin to spread the virus on the U.S. mainland, though it wants state officials to map outbreaks so locals can protect themselves. The...
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

June 12, 2016
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

A woman along with her son, fills her containers at a water distribution point in Las Palmas, Haiti. Logan Abassi/UN/MINUSTAH 10 June 2016 – Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the Government and supported by the United Nations following...
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Jamaica Broilers making strides in Haiti

June 12, 2016
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Jamaica Broilers making strides in Haiti

The Haitian equivalent of Jamaica’s Best Dressed Chicken which is marketed under the brand Le Chic Poulet. Six years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the country’s agriculture sector is bouncing back and a Jamaican company has been very instrumental in that aspect of its recovery. “Having gone into production for four years now and...
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

June 8, 2016
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

Haiti Libre: The World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday welcomed a contribution of US$11 million from the Government of the United States of America through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The donation will be used to assist about 170,000 Haitians for three months, as part of an emergency drought operation. Some 1.5 million...
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