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Professionals aim to lower Haiti’s high level of crop losses

PETIONVILLE, Haiti — Agricultural experts from across Haiti gathered recently to learn ways to solve one of the country’s most-challenging food supply issues: Crop losses after harvest. The problem plagues Haiti’s mostly small-scale farmers, who lose on average nearly 50 percent of their harvested fruits, vegetables and other crops because of an array of hard-to-solve factors, said Lemâne Delva, director of research

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Student Spotlight: Rédjino Mompremier

Rédjino Mompremier knows the challenges Haiti faces to feed its population. The Haiti native has seen firsthand what food insecurity looks like, with roughly half of the country’s population classified as undernourished. This is aggravated by a longstanding drought and last year’s devastating hurricane, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Haiti’s struggle to achieve economic growth and stability,

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Haitian labs receive equipment, training to fight diseases and pests in crops

PETIONVILLE, Haiti — University of Florida researchers working with Haitians on a U.S.-funded project are lending their expertise to enhance Haitians’ ability to diagnose diseases in crops. The Feed the Future Haiti project, called Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA),  provided modern laboratory equipment and training at two of Haiti’s chief plant

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