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Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

December 17, 2013
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Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

Solar energy is clean, green and can help to solve Haiti’s power crisis. Now the world’s largest solar hospital is lighting the way. The new hospital in Mirebalais has 1,800 rooftop solar panels. Solar energy could offer a solution to Haiti’s power problems. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Mirebalais is just an hour’s drive north-east...
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Haiti Government Publicizes Its Cooperation and Support for ECCO2 Haiti Program

November 23, 2013
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Haiti Government Publicizes Its Cooperation and Support for ECCO2 Haiti Program

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI–(Marketwired – Nov. 20, 2013) - The Ministry of the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Rural Development for the Republic of Haiti publicized its cooperation and support to Agence Haitien de Développement Social, Educatif et Environnementale (AHDSEE), an NGO member to ECCO2 Global Partners for the memorandum of understanding to establish the ECCO2 Haiti...
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Plant to help Haiti’s peanut farmers opens

November 8, 2013
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Plant to help Haiti’s peanut farmers opens

The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The nonprofit group of public health pioneer Dr. Paul Farmer and a health care company have teamed up to open a factory to produce a nutritional supplement in the heart of Haiti. The 18,000-square-foot plant in the Caribbean nation’s Central Plateau is making “Nourimanba,” which is used to...
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Farmers to Feed the Hungry

October 30, 2013
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Farmers to Feed the Hungry

By Mission of Hope, Haiti Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 – 10:36 am PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 29, 2013 — Innovative Initiative Creates Sustainable Economy PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mission of Hope (MOH) in Haiti announced the first large-scale packaging of commodities purchased from Haitian farmers to feed children in local schools...
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Today, in a first for Haiti, one group of farmers sponsored food aid for another group of farmers in need.

October 25, 2013
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Today, in a first for Haiti, one group of farmers sponsored food aid for another group of farmers in need.

Jean-Robert Castin, representing farmers in Gonaives, giving rice, beans and cooking oil to Ametide Estimable, a farmer in Terre des Nègres. Today, in a first for Haiti, one group of farmers sponsored food aid for another group of farmers in need. In July, community leaders from the small and remote farming community of Terre...
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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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