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Haiti - France : Two Haitians receive the Order of Agricultural Merit
02/02/2017 08:17:36

Haiti - France : Two Haitians receive the Order of Agricultural Merit
Tuesday at the residence of France, the Ambassador of France in Haiti, Elisabeth Beton Delègue, presented the decorations of Officers in the Order of Agricultural Merit to Michel Chancy and Jocelyn Louissaint during a ceremony in the presence of their families and their relatives.

With a long tradition of support for the agricultural sector in Haiti, particularly in the fields of water resources management and the strengthening of food security, France, by distinguishing Messrs. Chancy and Louissaint, paid tribute to their brilliant route as well as their unwavering commitment to the development of Haiti.

Created in 1883 to reward "people who have rendered outstanding service to agriculture", the Order of Agricultural Merit distinguishes French and foreign personalities who have distinguished themselves in the various agro-food sectors. This decoration is awarded by decree of the Minister of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry.

Learn more about Michel Chancy :
Michel Chancy holds a degree in veterinary medicine from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has taught at the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine at the State University of Haiti and at the Quisqueya University. He is one of the founders of the Haitian health and animal production NGO, Veterimed, and has served as Secretary of State for Animal Production in the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development from September 2008 to March 2016.

Learn more about Jocelyn Louissaint :
A graduate of the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine of the State University of Haiti, where he studied engineering and agronomy, Jocelyn Louissaint holds a master's degree in soil sciences from the University State of Louisiana. Currently Dean of the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine of the State University of Haiti, he has been a consultant, coordinator and project manager of numerous initiatives to address the environmental problems in Haiti.

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