Ag/Farming

Moringa: Export Market Potential for Smallholder Farmers in Haiti

February 9, 2015
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Moringa: Export Market Potential for Smallholder Farmers in Haiti

A study launched today entitled “Moringa: Export Market Potential for Smallholder Farmers in Haiti” is a virtual handbook for everyone from farmers to exporters to government officials interested in ensuring this “miracle tree” becomes a new agricultural export for the country. Undertaken by the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) with the support of the Embassy...
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Mother, daughter selling cocoa, open De La Sol in Haiti

January 29, 2015
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Mother, daughter selling cocoa, open De La Sol in Haiti

The cocoa business was not their plan. Anne Jordan Reynolds was a human sexuality professor at Auburn Montgomery, and her daughter, Stephanie Reynolds, was being encouraged to become a lawyer like her father. But vacation time in Haiti when Stephanie was just 16 took them to a place of not only beautiful waters and...
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Agriculture is the heart and soul of Haiti. We are a nation of farmers

January 20, 2015
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Agriculture is the heart and soul of Haiti. We are a nation of farmers

Earlier this week Timote Georges, co-founder with me of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, wrote an inspiring blog for the Clinton Foundation as part of their observance of the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti: Agriculture: The Heart of Haiti Agriculture is the heart and soul of Haiti. We are a nation of farmers, with...
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Santé : pas d’Ebola à Petite Rivière de l’Artibonite

January 3, 2015
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Santé : pas d’Ebola à Petite Rivière de l’Artibonite

La Vice Délégation de Dessalines dément les informations faisant croire que l’épidémie d’Ebola* aurait déjà touché la Petite Rivière de l’Artibonite. En effet, dans les réseaux sociaux, des rumeurs font état d’une jeune femme de 16 ans qui serait atteinte de cette fièvre et transportée dans un centre hospitalier de cette commune de l’Artibonite....
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A PARALLEL IN HAITI: Belize’s Blue Hole Reveals What Caused the Catastrophic Collapse of the Mayan Civilization

December 29, 2014
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A PARALLEL IN HAITI: Belize’s Blue Hole Reveals What Caused the Catastrophic Collapse of the Mayan Civilization

Catherine Griffin First Posted: Dec 29, 2014 09:24 AM EST Scientists are taking a closer look at what might have led to the catastrophic collapse of the Maya. (Photo : Flickr/Eric Pheterson) The Maya civilization was one of the most advanced of its time, sporting cities and populations that rose to the millions. Yet during...
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Celebration of Trees in Haiti

December 20, 2014
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Celebration of Trees in Haiti

Trees are part of seasonal holiday celebrations in many parts of the world, but in Haiti they are also being used by farmers to earn their way out of poverty. The country’s current political turmoil may be in the limelight, but there is another story from Haiti worthy of headlines: thousands of small-scale farmers...
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Haiti sees drop in poverty rates, but inequality remains

December 11, 2014
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Haiti sees drop in poverty rates, but inequality remains

› ‹ As part of the government’s emergency response, community kitchens like this were launched on Ile de la Tortue off the northwestern coast of Haiti. The women cook the meals and then sell them to villagers. While a welcomed effort, the women say the demand for the subsidized meals is more than they...
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How to beat malaria

December 8, 2014
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How to beat malaria

By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online The World Health Organization says it is confident that deaths from malaria could be stopped entirely. Spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes, the illness is both preventable and treatable. Global efforts over the last decade have already halved the number of people dying from malaria...
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Launch of the irrigation project of the second plain of Petit-Goâve

December 6, 2014
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Launch of the irrigation project of the second plain of Petit-Goâve

Wednesday, Felix Solomon Jeune, who represented the Deputy Jacques Thimoléon Stevenson, President of the Lower House, in the presence of local authorities, the agronomist Paul Jackson and many peasants from different localities proceeded to the official launch of the irrigation project of the second plain of Petit-Goâve. The rehabilitation works of agricultural infrastructure, which...
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MADURO MAY DROP PETRO CARIBE!! Oil at $40 Possible as Market Transforms Caracas to Iran

December 1, 2014
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MADURO MAY DROP PETRO CARIBE!!  Oil at $40 Possible as Market Transforms Caracas to Iran

By Gregory Viscusi, Tara Patel and Simon Kennedy Oil’s decline is proving to be the worst since the collapse of the financial system in 2008 and threatening to have the same global impact of falling prices three decades ago that led to the Mexican debt crisis and the end of the Soviet Union. Russia,...
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