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29/03/2016 10:28:15

Haiti - Agriculture : Survey results on national agricultural production
The Ministry of Agriculture, in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union, presented the past week, the results of the National estimation of agricultural production survey in Haiti for the three crop seasons of 2014 and that of spring 2015.

The study reveals that production volumes nationally remain rather low compared to the large quantity of farms involved in the production in Haiti. Although dissatisfied in terms of production volume and productivity, the authorities are satisfied to have made available authentic data, which they believe will enable decision makers to better target their interventions in addition to attracting investment in Haiti's agricultural sector.

This study takes into account among other sectors: cereal, fruit, food, legume, cattle shows that in several areas, Haiti is moving towards the self-sufficiency especially in the sectors: cattle, goats and mangos.

Some key figures in this report :

Cereal sector :
The country produced almost sufficient quantities of sorghum (millet) and maize. However, rice production for the three campaigns is estimated at just over 136,000 metric tons (Tm) or 34% of annual consumption (nearly 400,000 Tm).

Fruit sector :
More than 155,000 tons of mango Francisque, a major export foods were produced in Haiti (2014), but also more than one million tonnes of other varieties were also produced.

Besides mango, Haiti in 2014 also picked up: 81,000 tons of oranges, 458,000 tons of real tree, 97,000 tons of coconut 457,000 tons of avocado.

"Vivrière" sector :
For the period studied more than 32,000 tonnes of bananas, about 150,000 tonnes of sweet potatoes and more than 118,000 tons of yams were produced on the whole territory with a predominance in the departments of Artibonite and the West (like in almost all sectors)

Legumin sector :
In 2014, the country produced more than 83,000 Tm bean, over 54,000 Tm of pigeon peas and more than 15,000 Tm strain of peas.

The statistical experts of this survey point out that the survey data can be used among other of elements for constitute indicators for assessing the performance of the agricultural sector that will particularly enhance production and productivity.

TB/ HaitiLibre

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