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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

February 7, 2014
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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

By Verna Gates (Reuters) – Entrepreneurs from one of the grittiest cities in the United States have joined forces with peasant farmers in Haiti to help transform the country’s bitter poverty into delicious and life-sustaining ice cream. A white former human sexuality professor from Alabama and a black Baltimore gourmet ice cream maker are...
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

February 7, 2014
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

Une délégation du #FAES a réalisé une visite à Léogâne le mercredi 5 février 2014. Lors de cette visite qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme d’Appui à la Reconstruction de Léogâne (RELEO), les membres de cette délégation ont supervisé la réhabilitation du système d’irrigation de la zone. La réhabilitation de ce système d’irrigation...
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Deadly voyages devastate Haitian island

January 28, 2014
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Deadly voyages devastate Haitian island

Desperation trumps risks in offshore Haiti island as illegal migration spikes and dozens die. By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com ILE DE LA TORTUE, Haiti — Three times James Major tried to make it off this rustic island, where skeletons of wooden sailboats litter the rocky shoreline. Three times he failed, turned back by U.S. and...
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What can 1 million trees do?

January 17, 2014
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What can 1 million trees do?

UPS is working with organizations to plant 1 million trees on five continents as part of its forestry initiative this year. As part of its global forestry initiative, UPS is working with organizations like The Nature Conservancy, Earth Day Network, Arbor Day Foundation, and the National Park Foundation this year to plant 1 million...
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Haiti Ends Ban on Imported Dominican Poultry, Eggs

January 17, 2014
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Haiti Ends Ban on Imported Dominican Poultry, Eggs

The Dominican Republic says Haiti has lifted a ban on imports of Dominican poultry and eggs — an issue that set off tensions between the neighboring nations when it was imposed last year. Dominican Agriculture Minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez said Thursday he received notice of the move from his counterpart in Haiti, Jacques Thomas....
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Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

January 15, 2014
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Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press AP Photo/James Gathany KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin. Scientists said Tuesday that St. Martin now has as many...
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

January 11, 2014
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

The Guardian.com Government-backed campaign aims to double Caribbean country’s forest cover by 2016 Haiti was once covered in verdant forests but land clearance for colonial plantations was followed by tree felling for cooking fuel. Photograph: Olivier Coret/Corbis Haiti aims to plant 50m trees a year in a pioneering reforestation campaign to address one of...
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Pumpkin Soup with Sora and Junior

January 6, 2014
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Pumpkin Soup with Sora and Junior

By Buildingaschool: My New Year Posted on January 5, 2014 Back at home, I always stay up on New Years’ Eve but we don’t really do anything special – maybe there are some extra treats on hand for eating. Even if I’d stayed inside this year too, it still would’ve been fantastic because I’d be...
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Partnership brings clean water to communities in Haiti, Peru

January 6, 2014
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Partnership brings clean water to communities in Haiti, Peru

LIMA, Jan. 6 (UPI) — An international partnership forged in the United States is bringing clean water to underprivileged communities in Haiti and Peru and further afield in Malawi, Africa. Oregon solar manufacturer SolarWorld said it teamed up with Rotary International and Water Missions International non-profit organization to cater for clean water needs of...
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Lessons learned: growing rice in Haiti and Vietnam

December 30, 2013
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Lessons learned: growing rice in Haiti and Vietnam

A new method for coaxing more rice from the land with less water and fertilizer is beginning to take root in Haiti–as it has in Vietnam. Six months after visiting their counterparts in Vietnam to compare rice-growing methods, an Oxfam-America-led delegation of Haitian farmers and agronomists reports that one of those methods used in...
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