Ag/Farming

Sex a bigger problem for Zika than first believed

March 2, 2016
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Sex a bigger problem for Zika than first believed

By Franco Ordoñez fordonez@mcclatchydc.com A dozen new Zika cases are raising worries that the virus may be more easily contracted through unprotected sex than originally believed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through sex with...
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Flooding kills several and damages thousands of homes in Haiti

March 2, 2016
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Flooding kills several and damages thousands of homes in Haiti

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com At least one person is dead and four are missing in Haiti after rains triggered mudslides and flooding that damaged more than 10,000 homes, the country’s Civil Protection Office said Monday. Edgard Celestin, a spokesman with the office, said a man was helping a person cross the Dame Marie River...
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

February 27, 2016
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

Only shriveled carrots and potatoes grow in Carole Joseph’s small vegetable plot. The family’s chickens are long gone. She sold her only tools to buy food, then the wooden bed she shared with her children. The family now sleeps on the floor of their shack. All that’s left to sell are the pots she...
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IS NAVASSA WITHIN HAITIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS? THERE IS A LOT OF FERTILIZER THERE. COULD HELP AGRICULTURE

February 27, 2016
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IS NAVASSA WITHIN HAITIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS? THERE IS A LOT OF FERTILIZER THERE. COULD HELP AGRICULTURE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navassa_Island Perhaps we should take possession of this small island to be a big help to our agriculture. It was a source of fertilizer for years.
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

February 24, 2016
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

AP News: ORIANI, Haiti –  Only shriveled carrots and potatoes grow in Carole Joseph’s small vegetable plot. The family’s chickens are long gone. She sold her only tools to buy food, then the wooden bed she shared with her children. The family now sleeps on the floor of their shack. All that’s left to...
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Projet de 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol

February 20, 2016
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Projet de 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol

Fevrier 20, 2016 Haïti – Agriculture : Projet de 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol] La Fondation Dr. Louis G. Lamothe est en train de mettre en place un projet d’agriculture durable, estimé à environ 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol, 3ème section communale de Souçailles de la Commune de Kenscoff. Ce projet, qui se déroulera sur...
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How a Natural Energy Shot and an Organic Chocolate Bar Are Changing Agriculture in Haiti

February 18, 2016
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How a Natural Energy Shot and an Organic Chocolate Bar Are Changing Agriculture in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, February 17, 2016 — Two new products debuted this month in the U.S. at all Whole Foods Market stores nationwide–Kuli Kuli’s Moringa Green Energy shots and Taza Chocolate’s Stone Ground Haiti bar–and ingredients for both are sourced directly from smallholder farmers in Haiti. This direct market access, combined with helping farmers to...
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The country hit by the worst drought in 35 years !

February 17, 2016
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The country hit by the worst drought in 35 years !

Haiti Libre: Since the beginning of 2015, Haiti faces the worst drought in the last 35 years, reports the National Coordination for Food Security (CNSA). The phenomenon “El Niño”, which began in early 2015, one of the strongest ever recorded, could persist in 2016 and have an impact on food security in Haiti. This...
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Upsurge in paralysis condition accompanies Zika

February 17, 2016
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Upsurge in paralysis condition accompanies Zika

By FRANK BAJAK and LIBARDO CARDONA In this Feb. 11, 2016 photo, Zulay Balza fails to close her eyes as neurologist Jairo Lizarazo tests her facial muscles at the Erasmo Meoz Hospital in Cucuta, Norte de Santander state, Colombia. Balza was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disorder in which the immune system attacks the...
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Zika virus: Brazil soldiers deployed to warn of risks

February 14, 2016
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Zika virus: Brazil soldiers deployed to warn of risks

More than 200,000 soldiers have been deployed across Brazil to warn people about the risks of the Zika virus. Brazil is at the centre of an outbreak of the virus, which has been linked to a surge in babies being born with underdeveloped brains. The country has 462 confirmed cases of microcephaly, and is...
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