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Putting Haiti’s Unrest in Context

July 12, 2018
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Putting Haiti’s Unrest in Context

To understand the riots in Haiti in response to last Friday’s announcement of fuel price increases, you have to go back to 1815 when Simón Bolívar landed in the newly formed nation of Haiti and asked the government of president Alexandre Pétion for arms and soldiers to help liberate various South American countries from Spanish...
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Rotarians from some 175 countries who gathered for their annual international convention last week in Toronto

July 4, 2018
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Rotarians from some 175 countries who gathered for their annual international convention last week in Toronto

It would be hard to find a more diverse group than the 25,000 Rotarians from some 175 countries who gathered for their annual international conventionlast week in Toronto. I noted this in my opening remarks to a breakout session last Tuesday, and then went on to announce a partnership between Rotaryand the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) to...
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KARAVAN CHANJMAN

March 7, 2018
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KARAVAN CHANJMAN


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FLASH! FLASH! FLASH! WHO IS PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT – PINE FOREST- LE FORET DES PINS -BEING CHOPPED AS YOU READ THIS ARTICLE!!!!

February 26, 2018
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FLASH! FLASH! FLASH! WHO IS PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT – PINE FOREST- LE FORET DES PINS -BEING CHOPPED AS YOU READ THIS ARTICLE!!!!

Feb 26, 2018 Haiti has very little of anything left, and there is no concerted effort to save what little remains. It is sad that those who are serving our President, Jovenel Moise, have little or no respect for our Nation’s environment. Otherwise this crime would no be happening. I have used one rule...
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What’s in store for 2018: Haiti ministry has building project, farming on its agenda

February 12, 2018
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What’s in store for 2018: Haiti ministry has building project, farming on its agenda

Because of God’s Planet for Haiti and its founder, Jemps Maignan, 70 preschool through fifth-grade students are receiving a Christian education, hot meals and a chance at a better life with their families. God’s Planet for Haiti Christian school opened in Hinche, Haiti, in 2011 and started with only preschoolers. But Maignan, with help...
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Le Rhum Barbancourt d’#Haiti, meilleur de la Caraïbe

February 12, 2018
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Le Rhum Barbancourt d’#Haiti, meilleur de la Caraïbe

“Pa gen rezon pou Aysyen ap enpòte kleren dominiken ki pa menm asiste tiraj. Se sèl Barbancourt ki bann Koup.” #Barbancourt_Bann_Koup —Li Chanpyon sou yon #Bann_Baka_Raz !!! #LeReCit @rhumbarbancourt @BarbancourtUSA https://twitter.com/reseaucitadelle/status/962369246272655360
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Timberland Is Helping Rebuild Haiti’s Cotton Industry

February 12, 2018
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Timberland Is Helping Rebuild Haiti’s Cotton Industry

Photo: Thomas Noreille / SFA Can using blockchain to verify cotton as organic help revive the industry in Haiti? by Ben Schiller Haiti hasn’t grown cotton in decades. Its once-abundant industry collapsed in the 1970s due to government corruption, economic mismanagement, and U.S. embargoes. But now, thanks to a project involving thousands of smallholder farmers,...
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Timberland Is Helping Rebuild Haiti’s Cotton Industry

February 10, 2018
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Timberland Is Helping Rebuild Haiti’s Cotton Industry

Can using blockchain to verify cotton as organic help revive the industry in Haiti? By Ben Schiller Haiti hasn’t grown cotton in decades. Its once-abundant industry collapsed in the 1970s due to government corruption, economic mismanagement, and U.S. embargoes. But now, thanks to a project involving thousands of smallholder farmers, apparel brands like Timberland, and...
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Laying the foundation stone of the 6th Plant Propagation Center

February 4, 2018
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Laying the foundation stone of the 6th Plant Propagation Center

Haiti Libre: Saturday Jovenel Moïse accompanied by Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and members of the Government went to Grand Pré (Quartier Morin) in the North for the laying of the first stone of the Center of Germplasm (**) and plant propagation, which will have a production capacity of 4.5 million seedlings a year....
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Smallholder Farmers Have Reason to Smile in Haiti

January 30, 2018
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Smallholder Farmers Have Reason to Smile in Haiti

Sometimes a smile can convey more than all the technical reports and excel forecast sheets combined. That was certainly the case last week at a cotton field trial site in Haiti as smallholder farmer Nerlande Dautarn showed off what she and her fellow farmers had just harvested. “This is a great day for Haiti,”...
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Dominicans want to build a dam on the river Artibonite- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 9, 2018
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Dominicans want to build a dam on the river Artibonite- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: Dominican Senator Adriano Sánchez Roa of the Elías Piña Province informed that the funds for feasibility studies and the subsequent construction of the Artibonite hydroelectric plant in Pedro Santana, a border town on the Dominican side in Elías Piña province, have been included in the 2018 general budget at the initiative of...
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Midwest Food Bank to have new location in Haiti

January 8, 2018
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Midwest Food Bank to have new location in Haiti

NORMAL, Ill. – Midwest Food bank announces plans for a new location in Haiti. The Haiti division, founded in December 2017 is the organization’s 9th division and 2nd international division. The goal is to provide or supplement Haitian faith-based school lunch programs, which will allow the schools to redirect limited funds from food to...
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Blood, sweat and sugar: Trade deal fails Haitian workers on DR plantations

January 7, 2018
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Blood, sweat and sugar: Trade deal fails Haitian workers on DR plantations

by Amy Bracken @brackenamy July 16, 2015 5:00AM ET Cane cutters work overly long days for poor pay in violation of Dominican labor laws and international agreement A worker cuts sugar cane at Batey Las Papita. Al Jazeera America This is the first story in a two-part series. Read the second story, about the...
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Haitian soup joumou is a New Year tradition. But can you change the recipe without ruining it?

December 30, 2017
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Haitian soup joumou is a New Year tradition. But can you change the recipe without ruining it?

By Jacqueline CharlesFor Miami.com There is no shortage of food traditions to ring in the new year. There are black-eyed peas and popping 12 grapes with every chime of the clock. Then there is pumpkin soup, or soup joumou (pronounced joo-moo) to be exact. For Haitians, this aromatic meal steeped both in tradition and...
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Transplantation of 85,000 mangrove seedlings

December 29, 2017
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Transplantation of 85,000 mangrove seedlings

Haiti Libre: Following the study conducted by UN-Environment Haiti, supported by the Ministry of the Environment in January 2017, to identify threats, pressures and constraints underwent mangrove ecosystems in an area of 127.947 ha located in the communes of St Jean du Sud and Abacou. The results of this study revealed that a large...
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Economic recovery for 4,500 farm families and fishermen in the Northwest

December 28, 2017
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Economic recovery for 4,500 farm families and fishermen in the Northwest

Haiti Libre: With financial assistance from the Government of Canada of $400,000 and technical assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), 4,500 vulnerable farm families, were able to revive their agricultural and fishing activities, as part...
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Haiti records 45 deaths from diphtheria

December 26, 2017
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Haiti records 45 deaths from diphtheria

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti has recorded nearly 350 probable cases of diphtheria in 2017 with at least 45 deaths, according to official figures released here. The health authorities said epidemiological surveillance is being intensified to detect the population at risk and to implement public health measures, including a vaccination campaign expected to take...
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Taiwan, Haiti expand cooperation in environmental protection

December 25, 2017
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Taiwan, Haiti expand cooperation in environmental protection

The letter of intent was signed during the Haitian delegation’s visit to Taiwan (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Taiwan and Caribbean diplomatic ally Haiti inked Dec. 19 a letter of intent to expand cooperation in environmental protection, highlighting growing mutual beneficial exchanges between the two sides, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs....
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Haitian Farmers Get Early Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving

December 21, 2017
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Haitian Farmers Get Early Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving

Christmas came early for a group of farmers in southern Haiti with the arrival earlier this month of 22 goats, 9 cows and 5 bulls. The entire community greeted the livestock with much cheering, clapping and more than a few tears of joy. The delivery represented a major milestone in recovering from the devastation...
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Ending hunger now: An analysis of the challenges facing the food system in Hait

December 19, 2017
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Ending hunger now: An analysis of the challenges facing the food system in Hait

INTRODUCTION Haiti faces extensive structural food and nutritional insecurity, in part due to the high levels of extreme poverty affecting a quarter of its population. According to an evaluation by the National Food Security Coordination Unit (CNSA)1, 3.3 million people in rural areas (56% of the total rural population) are struggling to maintain their...
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