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Haiti - Agriculture : Minister Sévère working so that Haitians do not starve
07/05/2020 10:52:45

Haiti - Agriculture : Minister Sévère working so that Haitians do not starve
Wednesday, during his speech at the Permanent Information Center on the Coronavirus, Agronomist Patrick Sévère, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, said he was concerned about fighting famine in the framework of Covid-19 and planning the territory so that Haitians do not starve.

He said that 2,000 hectares of land have already been plowed in the South for the rapid production of crops such as okra (Kalalou), potato, corn, etc...

In the West department, 4,500 hectares of land have already been watered and planted. At the river Grise level 400 hectares have already been irrigated. Another 1,000 hectares of land were also worked at Arcahaie and in the vicinity of the Momance River.

In the Artibonite Valley, he informed that the Ministry had already adopted provisions to clean the canals at Marchand-Dessalines where 7 kilometers of canals were cleaned up. He announced that from Thursday, May 7, assessments of the agricultural situation will begin in particular in this area.

65 tillers will plow 65 hectares of land daily, says the Minister of Agriculture, who adds that 70 to 80 tractors are already at the service of the Artibonite Valley, adding that 2,000 tonnes of seeds are also available for planters. this rice valley.

Minister Patrick Sévère has announced that he will be visiting the great north of the country shortly as part of the arrangements adopted to support planters during this particular period. He asked the latter (the planters) for their support in relation to the initiatives of the MARNDR in order to face the famine that the country could experience in the months to come.

The Minister Sévère informs that he will also seed the water bodies in order to allow the stockbreeders to find food for the cattle stressing that 164 hectares of ground were already plowed in this direction in Nippes.

He advises farmers to take advantage of the drought season to plant, so that during the next rainy season they can benefit as much as possible, recalling "[...] the technique of planting during the dry season will be very profitable in terms of agricultural production when the rainy season arrives."

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