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iciHaiti - Agriculture : FAO Response to Hurricane Matthew
17/04/2017 09:24:51

iciHaiti - Agriculture : FAO Response to Hurricane Matthew
FAO’s rresponse plans to Hurricane Matthew were prepared for two-time horizons of three and 12 months. In line with this plan the following activities were undertaken :

- The FAO Office in Haiti and its Emergency Division in Rome mobilized USD 8.1 million between October 2016 and March 2017;

- As a response to emergencies, FAO-Haiti distributed for the winter season: (i) 160 tonnes of seeds (beans and peas) to 20 150 households or 100 750 persons; (ii) 6.3 million plant material (plantlets) of sweet potatoes to 16,850 households or 84,250 persons;

- For the spring season (January to March 2017), FAO-Haiti distributed: 205 tonnes of agricultural seeds and 10.3 million tonnes of cassava cutting and sweet potatoes to 17 300 households or 86 500 persons; 21 500 farmers received 1 300 kg vegetable seeds and 6 500 of them received agricultural tools. Seed fairs were also organized at the benefit of 2 600 households in Artibonite Department where each household received a voucher of HTG 1 500 for seeds purchases;

- From March to June 2017, FAO-Haiti has been implementing some activities of cash-for-work in the South, South East and Grand'Anse departments. More than 2 000 temporary jobs in plant nurseries for the production of 1.8 million seedlings are expected. In addition, 3 670 temporary jobs will be also created by cleaning primary, secondary and tertiary irrigation canals (33 km), agriculture land and watershed;

- More than 3 000 fishermen in the South, Grand'Anse and North West departments will receive fishing gear, boat engines and Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD);

- Veterinary mobile clinics are being organized for 2 500 livestock households in the South, South East and Grand'Anse departments.

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