Ag/Farming

TREES THAT FEED FOUNDATION EXPANDING BREADFRUIT CAPACITY IN HAITI

June 8, 2016
By `
TREES THAT FEED FOUNDATION EXPANDING BREADFRUIT CAPACITY IN HAITI

The breadfruit tree is one of the world’s highest yielding food plants. Photo: Trees That Feed Foundation PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, June 7, 2016 – In response to sharply increased demand for breadfruit in Haiti, the Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) announced today that it is partnering with the local Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) to grow...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | 1 Comment »

One killed, others injured from heavy rain in Haiti

May 29, 2016
By `
One killed, others injured from heavy rain in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – One man is confirmed dead and three others injured during heavy rain that battered the country between Thursday and Friday. According to weather reports, the combination of a tropical wave over the Caribbean Sea in the vicinity of The Bahamas and an altitude trough influenced weather conditions over the French...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, DAILY REPORTS-Direct From Haiti | Comments Off

AGRITRANS

May 29, 2016
By `
AGRITRANS

Mai 29, 2016 Agritrans (élément de langage au cas où nos détracteurs veulent en parler) – envoyé à la Cellule de communication Ø  Position générale o  Agritrans se yon Sosyete Anonyme nan NodEs ki ap devlope pi gwo pwoje agrikol oganik ki gen nan tout karayib la o  Agritrans se konpayi ki posede pi...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Elections | 1 Comment »

UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera

May 28, 2016
By `
UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera

Government of Haiti has launched a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi 25 May 2016 – Two United Nations agencies said today they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. In a...
Read more »

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

150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

May 28, 2016
By `
150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

By Lena H. Sun May 27 Children play in a water fountain next to Olympic rings at Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro in July 2015. (Silvia Izquierdo/AP) This post has been updated. More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a letter Friday urging World Health Organization Director-General Margaret...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Govt Incompentece | Comments Off

Advice for Hillary Clinton on Her Brother’s Bad Judgment

May 28, 2016
By `
Advice for Hillary Clinton on Her Brother’s Bad Judgment

Tony Rodham’s involvement in a gold-mining operation in Haiti is under scrutiny. By John Cavanagh Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham is on the advisory board of a company that is trying to mine gold in Haiti. No one should be judged...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Crime/Corruption, Earthquake/CHOLERA, Elections | 1 Comment »

Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika

May 23, 2016
By `
Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika

By DAVID McFADDEN The Associated Press MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. “I thought I was a dead...
Read more »

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

Fight against Zika virus makes Haiti key battleground

May 22, 2016
By `
Fight against Zika virus makes Haiti key battleground

(Photo: Larry McCormack / The Tennessean and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting) GRESSIER, Haiti — Dr. Bernard Okech, a medical entomology associate professor at the University of Florida, is on the front lines of researching mosquito-borne diseases in Haiti. For the past six years while running a lab out of Gressier, he has been trapping...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Govt Incompentece | Comments Off

Haiti poultry industry still feels pain of US imports

May 22, 2016
By `
Haiti poultry industry still feels pain of US imports

LAFITEAU, Haiti — Henry Chatelain remembers the disappointment he felt in 1998, when his employer, a Haitian chicken production company, shut down and its 500 workers lost their jobs. The company, Prinsa, had recently expanded its capacity, but with cheaper chicken imports pouring in from the U.S. and other countries, it could no longer stay in...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off

Commentary: Can this one chocolate startup put Haiti back on the map?

May 12, 2016
By `
Commentary: Can this one chocolate startup put Haiti back on the map?

Chocolate production. Photo: Askanya By Daniella Bien-Aime caribbeannewsnow.com The idea of starting a successful business in Haiti is laughable to many, but Corinne Joachim Sanon Symietz, the chief executive officer of Askanya, is not laughing as she redefines the business landscape. Daniella Bien-Aime is one of Haiti’s chief brand ambassadors on social media and...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off

Haiti – FLASH : Bad weather, many areas under water

May 8, 2016
By `
Haiti – FLASH : Bad weather, many areas under water

Post by Haiti Libre: Video submitted by user Since Friday, Haiti is under the influence of a localized front on the eastern part of Cuba that influences weather conditions on the whole of the Caribbean region causing heavy rains fell in several departments of Haiti, including the North, North West, North East, Artibonite, West,...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, DAILY REPORTS-Direct From Haiti | Comments Off

Zika ‘Very Likely’ to Spread From Mosquitoes to Humans in US, Official Says

May 4, 2016
By `
Zika ‘Very Likely’ to Spread From Mosquitoes to Humans in US, Official Says

Health officials stressed today that they are doing everything they can to minimize Zika outbreaks in the U.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health, said at a press conference today he thought it was “very likely” that Zika virus would spread...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off

What U.S. peanut donations mean to Haiti

May 3, 2016
By `
What U.S. peanut donations mean to Haiti

Residents of Leveque, Haiti, walk to a banana farm’s irrigation channel to collect water. (Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press) May 1 Regarding the April 27 editorial “Nutty farm subsidies”: Haiti has among the highest rates of chronic poverty in the world. Almost one-third of all childhood deaths are due to undernutrition, and Haiti is suffering...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, Govt Incompentece | Comments Off

Embouteillage sur la route nationale #1, (Plaine du Cul de Sac)`

May 3, 2016
By `
Embouteillage sur la route nationale #1, (Plaine du Cul de Sac)`

5:30 ce matin, déjà un grand embouteillage sur la route nationale #1, au niveau de la Plaine du Cul de Sac, particulièrement de Lathan jusqu’à la Croix des Missions, a constaté un reporter de Vant Bèf Info (VBI). Un véritable calvaire pour ceux qui se rendent au boulot, à l’école ou à d’autres activités....
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming, DAILY REPORTS-Direct From Haiti | Comments Off

Timberland joins forces with Haitian farmers to rejuvenate barren lands

April 29, 2016
By `
Timberland joins forces with Haitian farmers  to rejuvenate barren lands

A project to help farmers in Haiti earn a living from planting fruit trees has given way to a more ambitious goal to farm sustainable cotton on the island Timberland is exploring the idea of buying organic cotton from Haiti after a successful project helping local farmers plant trees. Photograph: A F Cortes Thursday...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off

World Malaria Day: The Haiti Challenge

April 25, 2016
By `
World Malaria Day: The Haiti Challenge

PUBLISHED ON 25 April, 2016 BY Ruth Kramer Haiti (MNN) — Malaria is a major public health problem in Haiti. Blessings International’s Haiti Challenge aims to overcome it on World Malaria Day. (Photo courtesy Blessings International) As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is also plagued by economic, development and public health...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off

Millions Face Starvation As Haiti’s Drought Stretches Into Its Third Year

April 16, 2016
By `
Millions Face Starvation As Haiti’s Drought Stretches Into Its Third Year

by Beenish Ahmed Apr 15, 2016 2:19 pm CREDIT: Meghan Dhaliwal for ThinkProgress Mirene Raymond has farmed rice in Haiti for decades, but she says she has never seen conditions quite so bad, April 2016. GONAIVES, HAITI — Mirene Raymond hasn’t seen a real downpour since last year. The 69-year-old rice farmer is one...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off

Zika Mutates Extremely Quickly, Which Is Why It’s So Scary

April 16, 2016
By `
Zika Mutates Extremely Quickly, Which Is Why It’s So Scary

Getty Images Scientists are also questioning how it spreads One thing that’s especially confounding about Zika is that as soon as something about the virus is understood, it comes under question. Until recently, experts believed Zika was a relatively benign virus spread by mosquitoes. But now that it’s been linked to more than 1,000...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off

Haiti farmers peeved over US peanuts

April 16, 2016
By `
Haiti farmers peeved over US peanuts

Mrebalais – The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sun-baked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti’s marginal farmland. If he’s lucky, Francois Merilus will reap a meagre harvest amid a lengthy drought that has shrivelled yields and worsened Haiti’s chronic...
Read more »

Posted in Ag/Farming | Comments Off