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As Sugarcane Farmland Shrinks, Haiti’s Craft Distillers Remain Hopeful

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

In a nation reliant on imports and international aid, craft distillers in Léogâne are rightfully proud that they are boosting the economy in that region. But they’re faced with challenges that include the lower costs of imported alcoholic beverages and a shrinking amount of land for sugarcane farming.

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Haiti’s Rice Farmers, With Government Help, Hope They Can Feed Their Nation

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

Haitian rice farmers have long suffered because of imported grain that can cost consumers less than half as much as domestic crops. But a government program that begun last year is attempting to establish these farmers as the chief providers for the nation, by reviving production and restoring irrigation systems.

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Facing Food Shortage and Weather Crises, Haitian Farmers Say Government Support is Insufficient

Region: Haiti

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

In the midst of a food shortage, Haiti’s government is drafting plans and implementing new policies to support the country’s large population of farmers. But the farmers, who struggle to maintain their crops with outdated technology and the threat of natural disaster, say the effort isn’t enough.

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Featured Photo of a Haitian Laundry Worker

Region: Haiti

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of a Sugarcane Seller in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of a Haitian Maker of Charcoal Stoves

Region: Haiti

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of a Haitian Herb Seller

Region: Haiti

Topics: BusinessHealth

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Featured Photo of a Haitian Stone Crusher

Region: Haiti

Topics: Business

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Crops Swept Off by Storms and Withered by Drought, Haitian Farmers Struggle to Eke Out a Living

Region: Haiti

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

Hurricanes, floods and a long drought have destroyed crops and livestock in recent years, devouring the profits and resources of many of Haiti’s 1 million small farmers. Along with deforestation, these extreme weather events have disrupted efforts to help farmers adapt to a changing climate.

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