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Haiti - Economy : 2nd day of the International Finance Summit devoted to Agri-Tourism
24/04/2019 09:34:36

Haiti - Economy : 2nd day of the International Finance Summit devoted to Agri-Tourism
Tuesday, the second day of the International Finance Summit, began with a first panel composed of Pierre Chauvet, tourism operator and CEO of Citadelle Agency, Frantz Rene Kenneth Michel, CEO of Etoile du Nord SA, Abner Septembre entrepreneur in agro-tourism, around the theme "links between tourism and agricultural value chains".

Pierre Chauvet emphasized the missed opportunities and the causes of the decline of the tourism industry, while emphasizing new opportunities not to be missed, such as the development of agri-tourism (which consists of supplying tourism sector in fresh local produce), organic farming, not to mention the need to work to create a safe and stable climate.

Frantz René Kenneth Michel emphasized the urgency of improving, modernizing and rationalizing agricultural production.

Abner Septembre shared his experience in the development of eco-tourism in Vallue (South Dept.) with an association of farmers in the area. After the intervention of the members of the panel, Camille Buissereth, the General Coordinator of the Foundation for the Development of Alternative Tourism in Haiti (FONDTAH) took the floor to encourage the supervision of farmers and the transformation of traditional agricultural farms into agricultural farms. tourist.

Speaking on Tuesday, Serge Chery, the President of the National Council of Cooperatives has listed the benefits of agri-tourism for the country and for the development of the cooperative sector supporting "Agri-Tourism is an opportunity for the development and growth of cooperatives."

On the same day, Christine Stephenson, the Minister of Tourism, stated in her remarks, the strategies of her ministry to promote a more informed and more cohesive tourism, with a focus on the economy, agriculture and the environment "Strengthening the traditional links between agriculture and tourism, promoting agricultural products such as vetiver, coffee, cocoa" are among other things part of its strategies that target several groups including Agri-Tourism.

Speaking under the theme "Analysis of the tourist situation with political instability" Valery Numa, journalist and owner of the hotel Le Recul at Camp Perrin, made a dismal inventory of the hotel sector. His observation is that the tourism sector is doing very badly and is almost on the verge of bankruptcy.

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