Ag/Farming

2 weeks after Haiti quake, food aid falls short

January 27, 2010
By `
2 weeks after Haiti quake, food aid falls short

By VIVIAN SEQUERA and BEN FOX, Associated Press Writers PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Street vendors openly sell U.S.-donated rice by the cupful from bags marked “not for resale.” At a homeless camp, a young woman told of thieves who tried to sell her own food back to her. As she spoke, a gang of youths...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Crime/Corruption, Earthquake/CHOLERA | Comments Off

Haiti govt gets only 1 cent of every US aid dollar

January 27, 2010
By `
Haiti govt gets only 1 cent of every US aid dollar

By MARTHA MENDOZA The Associated Press Wednesday, January 27, 2010; 11:22 AM – Only 1 cent of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Less than two weeks after President...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Aristide/Preval, Crime/Corruption, Earthquake/CHOLERA | 2 Comments »

Iran Sends Aid Cargo to Haiti

January 16, 2010
By `
Iran Sends Aid Cargo to Haiti

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Saturday dispatched a cargo of emergency aids to the victims of the quake-hit Central American state of Haiti. The goods include tents, washing powder, sugar, canned food, kitchen utensils and other needed articles, an official of Iran’s Red Crescent Society told the Islamic republic news agency. At least 50,000 people...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Earthquake/CHOLERA, Elections | Comments Off

ALL OF THE POO ISN’T IN HAITIAN POLITICS!! Group seeks answers to Haiti’s woes in its toilets

January 5, 2010
By `
ALL OF THE POO ISN’T IN HAITIAN POLITICS!!  Group seeks answers to Haiti’s woes in its toilets

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS · SOIL facilitates the construction of toilets that compost human waste to be used as fertilizer · Only 30 percent of Haitians have access to clean drinking water, proper sanitation, UNICEF says · Sarah Brownell spurred to help more after friend’s son died of “preventable” illness ·...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Govt Incompentece | Comments Off

Paradise Lost: Haiti Without Trees, written by Maggie Steber

December 2, 2009
By webmasterflash
Paradise Lost: Haiti Without Trees, written by Maggie Steber

Paradise Lost: Haiti Without Trees was written by Maggie Steber- text and photos. A balmy pre-evening breeze brushed the terrace. Port-au Prince sprawled in the view below like a shiny jewel, the whitewashed, domed presidential palace standing as its centerpiece. The scene passed like some great silent symphony until the anthropologist broke the quiet....
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Govt Incompentece | Comments Off