Haiti - Humanitarian : Donation of $3,6M from Japan for the rice purchase
This amount will be used to purchase rice, which will be sold at preferential prices by the Office of Monetization of Development Assistance Programs (BMPAD) in order to stabilize the local market and contribute to the food security of the population. The funds accumulated by the Haitian Government through the sale of rice as a counterpart fund, which will enable it to carry out social projects.
Because of the many major natural hazards that have struck Haiti over the years, causing increased food insecurity among the population, the Japanese Government has decided through this donation, to support the strengthening of food security in Haiti while at the same time accompanying the Haitian Government in its efforts to increase agricultural products through the training of agricultural technicians http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15985-haiti-agriculture-japan-and-the-dominican-republic-will-help-haitian-farmers.html http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-21250-icihaiti-japan-donation-of-more-than-150-000-bags-of-fertilizer.html
Recall that Japan-Haiti cooperation is made upstream and downstream. Upstream, with the food assistance project which, in the short term, temporarily mitigates the dangerous effects of food insecurity on the most vulnerable. Downstream and with longer-term results, the technical assistance provided through the planter capacity building project set up since 2010 http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-4545-haiti-agriculture-4-7-million-for-farmers.html
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