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29/03/2017 10:02:52

Haiti - Agriculture : Modernization of the agricultural sector in Fond-des-Blancs
The Haiti Christian Development Fund has received a grant to begin implementing modern farming techniques in Fond-des-Blancs (Commune of the district of Aquin - department of the South).

The project is being funded by a grant of US $ 806,000 from the WK Kellogg Foundation located in Battle Creek, Michigan.

These improvements will be realized through the purchase of modern farm equipment such as tractors, combines, cultivators, planters, etc... These equipments will be used on the current 100 acres under HCDF management as well as another 400 acres of local farmer’s lands adjacent to the current project land. Ultimately, the target area will increase to 2000 acres covering the entire Lhomond Valley. This increase will be possible because of the high interest of the local farmers in this new approach to farming as demonstrated by HCDF’s pilot project. The improvements will include land preparation and planting techniques plus greater irrigation possibilities, harvesting, transformation and marketing. A mobile farming unit will also be used for farms located at a greater distance from the Lhomond Valley area. The increased production will be distributed through an existing marketing relationship with Assesco and other companies.

Several thousand students from pre-school to Philo will benefit from the project farm’s produce and revenue generated from the sale of the produce ensuring them at least one hot meal a day.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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