Informing decision makers on climate change adaptation in Haiti

4 September, 2014 by (comments)

On 28 August, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Haiti’s Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development (MARDNR) convened a conference in Port au Prince, Haiti, to present and discuss the results of a recent CIAT study with key decision makers and donors in the country. Anton Eitzinger presented the main conclusions of the study, which was carried outRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

Climate change in Haiti: Investing in mangos instead of coffee?

12 May, 2014 by (comments)

With approximately 80% of its population living on less than US$2 a day, Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. The major earthquake that struck the country in 2010 seriously damaged the economy, especially its agriculture, which contributes 25% to the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs almost 58% of the labor force. As if this were notRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Tropical Fruits

Raising the bar for Haiti’s agricultural development

19 December, 2013 by (comments)

CIAT’s partnership with Haiti has gained new strength, as a result of the recent visit of a delegation from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development (MARNDR). Discussions and activities aimed at putting Haiti on a path toward eco-efficient agriculture began in August of this year, with a visit from Kanayo Nwanze, president of the InternationalRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT