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Organic Gardening Program Promotes Practice over Theory to Increase Food Production in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureEnvironment

Food insecurity caused by low domestic food production is a major problem in Haiti. Now, an organic farming program is teaching agronomy students to promote organic methods to help increase yields.

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Haitian Capital Seeks Solutions to Insufficient Solid Waste Disposal

Region: Haiti

Topics: Environment

With the Port-au-Prince metro area producing 1,400 to 1,600 metric tons of waste daily, proper control will be a formidable and costly task. But officials hope that educating vendors and students about the dangers – and imposing new penalties – will curtail the problem.

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Seed Cultivation and Preservation May Help Undo Haiti’s Infamous Deforestation

Region: Haiti

Topics: Environment

Haiti’s deforestation has had a profound impact not only on the country’s landscape but also on Haitians’ daily lives. Now, agronomists are planting the seeds for a more forested – and fruitful – future.

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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 But the farmers, who struggle to maintain their crops with outdated technology and the threat of natural disaster, say the effort isn’t enough.

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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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Organization Trains, Empowers Farmers in Haiti

Region: AmericasHaiti

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

Nearly half of all Haitians work as farmers, yet 53 percent of the country eats imported foods.

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New Highway Construction Forces Haitians to Weigh Economic and Environmental Interests

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Deforestation, Natural Disasters Force Haitians to Reprioritize Palm Tree Traditions

Region: Haiti

Topics: Environment

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Frequent Natural Disasters Devastate Farmers, Limit Food Supply in Haiti

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