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U.S. Government Investments in Haiti’s Rebuilding and Renewal

The following is an excerpt from a U.S. Department of State fact sheet. View the full fact sheet on the U.S. Department of State website. 

Agriculture: With more than 60 percent of Haitians reliant on agriculture for income, the United States has expanded its support in the sector through its global food security initiative, Feed the Future.

  • To date the United States has worked with more than 9,700 farmers, introducing improved seeds, fertilizer, and technologies.
  • 2012 results include a 58 percent increase in rice yields, 341 percent increase in corn, 100 percent increase in bean yields, and 21 percent increase in plantain yields. Our goal is to increase incomes for 100,000 farmers in three geographical focus regions over five years.
  • Additionally, Feed the Future just launched the bean planting season at a cost of another $1 million, which will provide farmers with seeds and other inputs.

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