Ag/Farming

Landscape designer Hendrikus brings organic approach to Haiti

June 9, 2013
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Landscape designer Hendrikus brings organic approach to Haiti

by Gardening with Ciscoe Posted on June 8, 2013 at 11:51 AM In 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. Three years later, Hendrikus Schraven visited, and found a country still in shambles. Hendrikus built a landscape for actor Ben Stiller, who’s been raising money to rebuild Haiti’s schools. Hendrikus learned through Stiller that...
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Haiti, Dominican Republic Launching Reforestation Project

June 6, 2013
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Haiti, Dominican Republic Launching Reforestation Project

by buildingaschool Seedlings being planted in Haiti in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff, June 5, 2013 Haiti President Michel Martelly and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina will visit the Northeast department of Haiti Wednesday to launch a reforestation project on the island. The project is launching on the occasion of World Environment Day....
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Lancement officiel, à Ouanaminthe, de la campagne de reboisement

June 6, 2013
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Lancement officiel, à Ouanaminthe, de la campagne de reboisement

Lancement officiel, à Ouanaminthe, de la campagne de reboisement de l’île Fraternité et solidarité manifeste en faveur de la protection de l’Environnement Le Président de la République, S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly, et son homologue dominicain Danilo Medina, visitant le Centre de Germoplasme et de Production d’espèces fruitières et forestières de Dosmond Centre de Germoplasme...
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Dominican Republic rejects mining project

June 4, 2013
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Dominican Republic rejects mining project

BBC: The Dominican Republic government has rejected a request by Glencore Xstrata to explore nickel in a mountainous area of the country. The Loma Miranda project would have a negative impact on communities living there, the authorities said. The area, in central Vega province, is mostly covered by tropical forest. The Dominican Republic shares...
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Haiti hosts 1st conference on mining as companies show interest in little-known industry

June 3, 2013
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Haiti hosts 1st conference on mining as companies show interest in little-known industry

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  Haiti is bringing in mining experts from around the world in hopes of developing precious metals in one of the world’s poorest countries. Until last year, few knew that Haiti had precious minerals underground. Two mining companies have begun drilling for gold, copper and silver in the country’s northeastern mountains. They...
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FLASH!!! Haiti: La Route Nationale #1 (N1), entièrement bloquée a l’entrée des Gonaives.

June 3, 2013
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FLASH!!! Haiti: La Route Nationale #1 (N1), entièrement bloquée a l’entrée des Gonaives.

Haiti: Gonaives - La Route Nationale #1 (N1) est entièrement bloquée, ce matin au niveau de “Au Poteau”, un petit quartier situé a l’entrée de la ville des Gonaives. Des riverains réclament l’électrification de leur zone et pour se faire, ils ont, dans les premières heures de la nuit, dressés des barricades avec des tronc...
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Company named dloHaiti Taps VC Funding as it Brings Haiti Clean Water and Jobs

May 28, 2013
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Company named dloHaiti Taps VC Funding as it Brings Haiti Clean Water and Jobs

By Lora Kolodny A “for-profit, for-good” startup, dloHaiti, raised $3.4 million in Series A funding to bring clean, affordable water and new jobs to communities across Haiti, according to the company’s chief executive and founder, Jim Chu. dloHaiti The water purification system used at dloHaiti’s local water-treatment facilities. Investors in dloHaiti’s Series A round...
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Establishing UK tree seed bank ‘crucial’

May 10, 2013
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Establishing UK tree seed bank ‘crucial’

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Ash, a common sight throughout most of the UK, is one of the tree seed collection’s priority species The UK’s first national collection of tree seeds has been established, which scientists say is crucial as a growing array of pests threaten native species. Co-ordinated by Kew’s Millennium...
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Célébration officielle de la Fête du Travail et de l’Agriculture

May 2, 2013
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Célébration officielle de la Fête du Travail et de l’Agriculture

Célébration officielle de la Fête du Travail et de l’Agriculture et lancement de la Foire Agro-artisanale à Damien. Le couple présidentiel, le Premier Ministre Laurent Salvador Lamothe et des membres du Gouvernement en position pour l’hymne national. La Ministre à la Promotion de la Paysannerie et Ministre a.i. du MARNDR, Mme Marie Mimose Félix,...
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Vaccination programme launched in Haiti – Go-Jamaica

April 30, 2013
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Vaccination programme launched in Haiti – Go-Jamaica

BY- buildingaschool Haiti has launched a vaccination campaign against tetanus and the rotavirus that causes severe, fatal diarrhea in children under the age of 5. The campaign comes a year after the Michel Martelly administration launched a similar campaign against several childhood diseases, including measles and polio. Newly appointed director of the Pan American...
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