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Célébration de la journée mondiale de l’alimentation, Haïti mise sur la banane

October 17, 2013
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Célébration de la journée mondiale de l’alimentation, Haïti mise sur la banane

Haïti s’apprête à célébrer avec le reste du monde mercredi 16 octobre prochain la journée mondiale de l’alimentation sur le thème : » Des systèmes alimentaires durables, au service de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition ». En Haïti, cette journée sera axée sur la production bananière. Le Ministère de l’Agriculture des Ressources...
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Why Is Haiti Hungry?

October 15, 2013
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Why Is Haiti Hungry?

By Ayiti Kale Je , Haiti Grassroots Watch | Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Last May, the United Nations announced “6.7 million Haitians face food insecurity.” Aid organizations, development agencies, and the media mobilized with articles, videos, and “urgent appeals.” Thanks to some measures, and also some good weather, the numbers have likely improved slightly since...
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‘No Monsanto!’: World marches against GMO food

October 13, 2013
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‘No Monsanto!’: World marches against GMO food

Get short URL People hold signs during one of many worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson) Download video (15.57 MB) Thousands took to streets across the world’s cities on Saturday to protest the use of GMO products,...
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Un programme d’aide alimentaire pour Haïti, mais qui aide les fermiers des Etats-Unis

October 12, 2013
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Un programme d’aide alimentaire pour Haïti, mais qui aide les fermiers des Etats-Unis

jeudi 10 octobre 2013 16 Enquête Article 1 d’une série de 6 P-au-P., 10 oct. 2013 — Malgré les affirmations contraires, un programme d’« essai » de bons alimentaires dans le département de la Grand’Anse, sur la presqu’île sud-ouest d’Haïti, a incité près de 18 000 familles à consommer des denrées...
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USAID Funded Food Voucher Program Hurt Farmers, Favored U.S. Exports

October 12, 2013
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USAID Funded Food Voucher Program Hurt Farmers, Favored U.S. Exports

A “test” food voucher program in the Grande Anse département (province) on Haiti’s southern peninsula promoted consumption of imported rather than local food for almost 18,000 families, despite claims to the contrary. In addition, the program – run by CARE with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and supposedly meant for victims...
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Three years later and 2.2 million trees greener.

October 10, 2013
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Three years later and 2.2 million trees greener.

From February 2010 — when we launched the Timberland agroforestry and tree nursery program, to December 2012, we planted 2.2 million trees in Haiti’s Gonaives region. Less than 2% of Haiti’s original forests remain due to a long history of unsustainable land use practices and a continuing dependence on tree wood and charcoal for...
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Clinton, Four Seasons to Help Haiti Coffee Farms

October 8, 2013
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Clinton, Four Seasons to Help Haiti Coffee Farms

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti October 9, 2013 (AP) A high-end Canadian hotel chain will soon be lending a hand to Haiti’s coffee farmers. The private foundation of former U.S. President Bill Clinton says Four Seasons Hotels Inc. will begin serving coffee exported from Haiti this fall in its New York and Toronto branches. The coffee is...
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Online Game Plants Trees in Haiti

September 24, 2013
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Online Game Plants Trees in Haiti

Today at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, we launched an exciting partnership: for every virtual tree planted as part of a new online social network game called The Hive, a real tree will be planted in Haiti by the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). The Hive, which begins beta testing in early 2014 and goes...
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A Fruit and Vegetable Center Opens in Kenskoff, Haiti

September 16, 2013
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A Fruit and Vegetable Center Opens in Kenskoff, Haiti

1. President Martelly observes organic tomatoes being processed for packaging | 2. Minister Wilson Laleau, interim-Mayor Carlah Widjmy, President Michel Martelly and Pe Sicot | 3. President receives explanations on how the center functions | 4. President speaks to community of farmers of Kenscoff Zenglen Halloween Party | October 26, 2013 Tampa, Florida, USA...
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L’ECOLE NATIONALE CHARLES LASSEGUE AUX CAYES

September 1, 2013
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L’ECOLE NATIONALE CHARLES LASSEGUE AUX CAYES

Le Directeur General du FAES a visité ce weekend le chantier de l’Ecole Nationale Charles Lassegue aux Cayes, dans le Sud du pays. Fondée en 1939, l’école nationale Charles Lassègue a connu plusieurs adresses et a formé bon nombre d’enfants qui se sont par la suite révélé des personnalités importantes pour la ville et...
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