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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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Solar Micro-Grid Aims to Boost Power and Food in Haiti

December 23, 2013
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Solar Micro-Grid Aims to Boost Power and Food in Haiti

EarthSpark, the project’s leader, won a Powering Agriculture grant for clean energy development. A little girl reads by the light of a solar home system in Les Anglais, Haiti. The nonprofit EarthSpark is working to connect more Haitians to electricity via micro-grids. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY EARTHSPARK Josie Garthwaite for National Geographic Published December 23, 2013...
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CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

December 20, 2013
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CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

Dozens of cruise ships set sail each week in winter from Miami Beach, Fla., and many of them make stops at multiple ports in the Caribbean, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that a mosquito-borne virus has been found for the first time in the Western Hemisphere. (Richard Sheinwald /...
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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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