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Projet pilote de production de briquettes de charbon vert à Bernagousse-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 9, 2014
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Projet pilote de production de briquettes de charbon vert à Bernagousse-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Suite à la mission exploratoire que le Gouvernement a réalisé à Bernagousse (Grand’Anse), via le Bureau de la Ministre Déléguée auprès du Premier Ministre Chargée des Droits Humains et de la Lutte contre la Pauvreté Extrême, les 3 et 4 avril 2014, pour étudier la possibilité d’implanter dans cette section communale de Pestel, un...
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TIME 100: The Fish That Could Feed Haiti

April 7, 2014
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TIME 100: The Fish That Could Feed Haiti

TIME 100 honoree Valentin Abe directs a fish farming project in Haiti that serves as a model for development in the quake-ravaged country. This VIDEO is very well worth watching HERE
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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

April 4, 2014
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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

By Agence France-Presse Friday, April 4, 2014 17:07 EDT The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country. “The situation is worrying,” said Peter de Clercq, an official at the United Nations, which runs the international food...
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Heineken: $100Mm investment in Haiti brewery

April 4, 2014
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Heineken: $100Mm investment in Haiti brewery

By TRENTON DANIEL PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Dutch brewer Heineken announced Friday that it is investing $100 million in its Haiti production plant that makes the popular lager Prestige. The relatively large investment is significant because many international companies have been reluctant to spend money in Haiti because of a business climate hampered...
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Bill Clinton and Tanya Taylor: Changing the World, One Coffee at a Time

April 3, 2014
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Bill Clinton and Tanya Taylor: Changing the World, One Coffee at a Time

by Tanya Edwards Last month, designer Tanya Taylor traveled to Haiti with President Bill Clinton to visit the Haiti Coffee Academy (yum!) she built in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. She visited the rural roasting facility that supports up to 250 seasonal workers, teaches sustainable skills, and helps the ongoing reforestation efforts in the...
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Haiti’s problems continue

April 1, 2014
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Haiti’s problems continue

Jamaica Observer For the Haitian small farmer involved in poultry and egg production the future, considering possible unfair trade practices being employed, is bleak and could be catastrophic. IN AS MUCH as there has been a significant amount of attention placed on the issue of Haitians born in the Dominican Republic being stripped of...
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Humanity’s global battle with mosquitoes

March 30, 2014
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Humanity’s global battle with mosquitoes

By Lizzie Crouch and Paula McGrath Health check, BBC World Service Yellow fever mosquito All over the world we cannot escape mosquito bites – and the diseases they carry. MOSQUITO FACTS Mosquito-borne diseases result in the deaths of a million people every year Only a few hundred of the species bite humans The females...
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Families Going Hungry as Drought Hits Haiti

March 28, 2014
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Families Going Hungry as Drought Hits Haiti

BOMBARDOPOLIS, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have. After months of drought in northwest Haiti, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children. To earn a little money, he must turn to work...
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Drought in Haiti ravages crops for farmers

March 28, 2014
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Drought in Haiti ravages crops for farmers

By Associated Press, Published: March 27 BOMBARDOPOLIS, Haiti — Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have. After months of drought in northwest Haiti, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children. To earn a little money, he...
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FAMINE THREATENS NORTHWEST AS UN DISTRIBUTES FOOD… MANY PEASANTS HAVE ALREADY EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS AND HAVE NOTHING TO PLANT… GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIND CORN SEEDS TO REPLACE THOSE ALREADY LOST-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2014
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FAMINE THREATENS NORTHWEST AS UN DISTRIBUTES FOOD… MANY PEASANTS HAVE ALREADY EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS AND   HAVE NOTHING TO PLANT… GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIND CORN SEEDS TO REPLACE THOSE ALREADY LOST-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Aid workers in Haiti have begun distributing food to help some of the Caribbean nation’s poorest people cope with a severe drought, an official with a United Nations agency said Thursday. The World Food Program on Wednesday began handing out cereal, vegetable oil and iodized salt...
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