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iciHaiti - Agriculture : The coffee sector of Haiti in crisis
18/12/2015 08:50:18

iciHaiti - Agriculture : The coffee sector of Haiti in crisis
The coffee sector of Haiti, a strategic sector for the country's economy is in crisis. The orange coffee leaf rust disease, which raged for nearly 3 years https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-9048-haiti-news-some-news-here-and-there.html and drought in 2014 strongly affected the production, threatening of famine thousands of families...

In order to help resolve this crisis, Haiti's coffee sector recommends :

In the short term :
Emergency measures must be taken to facilitate the circulation of money in the affected areas like: the intensification of establishment of nurseries ; =the construction of lakes to store the little water available for nurseries; the establishment of new plantations; regeneration of coffee plantations; financing brigades against rust and beetles and finally the rehabilitation of farm access roads.

In the medium and long term :
The mobilization of funds for the execution of projects of the Recovery Plan and especially the establishment and reinforcement of a viable research structure; Access to credit has a preferential rate for the conduct of parcels and implementation of activities that creates jobs and wealth to decrease pressure on the parcels and the Institutional Strengthening of the National Institute of Haitian Coffee (INCAH) and of organized structures of the sector.

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