Haiti Pap Peri!



It means Haiti will not perish. And it marked the end of a presentation of the “Triennial Agriculture Recovery Plan 2013-2016” by Haiti’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARNDR), Thomas Jacques and his cabinet. The presentation was held at USAID headquarters in Washington, DC.  on March 4, and was attended by NGOs, multi-laterals (World Bank and IADB), and other donors.

One overall objective governs this three-year strategy: sustainable job creation

miércoles, 6 de marzo de 2013/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (7806)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Can small businesses help conserve biodiversity?


By Jennifer Baldwin

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is a biodiversity “superpower” according to a recent report from the United Nations. From tropical rainforests to coral reefs, to high-altitude plains to vast savannas, this region contains a variety of unique ecosystems that support a stunning diversity of flora and fauna. Many small producers and businesses in the region are dependent upon this endowment of natural capital for their livelihoods. But growing natural resource consumption and infrastructure expansion threatens these ecosystems and their inhabitants.

martes, 13 de noviembre de 2012/Author: Jennifer Baldwin/Number of views (6713)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Sustainable agriculture sustains a community in Guatemala

I was really looking forward to this trip to Guatemala. I had been there before on several occasions, and so I knew what to expect in terms of travel, roads, weather and of course, coffee cooperatives. I´ve also been on dozens of due diligence missions during my years at the Bank, traveling all over the region to check in on projects we have funded or are considering funding. But this visit promised to be different. And it sure was. 

miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012/Author: Alejandro Escobar A./Number of views (14631)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Haiti: Come in and have some coffee

 

Welcome to the Multilateral Investment Fund's Haiti Blog. We are glad that you stopped by to visit us! We will be bringing you stories about MIF projects in Haiti, and keep you posted on what is happening around the topic of Haiti in the field, the news and blogosphere. The idea is to raise awareness of the great things we are doing in the country.
 
For instance, did you know that until two decades ago, coffee was Haiti’s principal farm export, representing as much as 70 percent of its foreign agricultural sales? 
martes, 17 de julio de 2012/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (6779)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating