Saturday Jovenel Moïse accompanied by Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and members of the Government went to Grand Pré (Quartier Morin) in the North for the laying of the first stone of the Center of Germplasm (**) and plant propagation, which will have a production capacity of 4.5 million seedlings a year. The building firm TURBO is in charge of the construction.
“[…] With this center of young people from the North will be trained as agricultural and environmental agents […] This new Center of germplasm and plant propagation, sponsored by the Presidency, will contribute to the improvement of the plant cover of the country,” said the Head of State.
Remember that this is the 6th Center launched in Haiti under the Moïse Government:
The first Center was launched in July 2017 in Camp-Perrin (South Department, Les Cayes).
The second was launched in August 2017 to Fonds des Nègres
(Nippes) last August .
The 3rd was launched in early October 2017 in Marfranc, in the department of Grand’Anse .
The 4th was launched at the end of October 2017 in the 3rd section Aubert commune of Port de Paix (North)
The 5th was launched in December 2017 to Levy first communal section of Camp Perrin (South)
Note that at least 4 of these 6 centers are funded through cooperation: 1 by Taiwan (Republic of China) and 3 by the Federal Republic of Mexico.
(**) Germoplasme : Qualifies any element derived from the plant capable of giving a new individual (DNA, seeds, cuttings etc…)