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  • 1. How does Haiti Agriculture effect the availability of food Team B
  • 2. Haitian Agriculture
    • The food crisis in Haiti can be directly linked to the Haitian Agricultural system.
    • Haiti’s high food prices are caused by a global rise in food prices and by Haiti’s heavy reliance on imported foods
    • We will discuss the cost, needs, distribution as well as crops.
  • 3.  
  • 4. Crops
    • Produces and exports coffee, cocoa, meat sugar
    • Coffee and Sugar are the main crops
    • Imports Rice from U.S.
    • Food crops and cash crops
    • Crops cultivated are red beans, black beans, mangoes, and etc…
  • 5.  
  • 6. Needs
    • Three quarter of the Haitian population are at the risk of starvation
    • The demise of the agricultural system has led to the need for food and financial assistance to try to help revive the Haitian economy.
    • Needs seeds, fertilizers, farming equipments and irrigation system upgrade.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Distribution
    • The distribution of crops by Haiti has diminished considerably with the demise of the farming system.
    • Decrease in exports & increase in imports.
    • Imports about 360,000 metric tons of rice annually in to Haiti.
    • Haiti’s sugar exports dropped from 19,200 tons in 1980 to 6,500 tons in 1987.
  • 9.  
  • 10. Cost
    • Importing of rice from the United States is currently costing Haiti around $270 million annually .
    • In Haiti, three-quarters of the population live on $2.00 a day.
    • The combined hikes in the cost of food, and the low wages and high gas prices have combined to decimate the economy as well as families .
    • The cost of food in Haiti has risen by more than 50 percent within the last year.
  • 11.  
  • 12. References
    • Tim Shenk (2008, April). MCC staffer victim of carjacking during Haitian food unrest. Canadian Mennonite, 12(9), 23. Retrieved June 2, 2008, from CBCA Complete database. (Document ID: 1480056331).
    • Jacqueline Charles from Miami Herald (2008, April 21) Crop fields hold hope in Haiti. Retrieved June 2, 2008 from www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/haiti/story/503497.html
    • Miami Herald (2008, April 28) Reviving Haiti's agriculture is a long-term effort. Retrieved June 2, 2008 from www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080428/OPINION/804280321
    • Lendman, S., Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (2008, April 21) Global Food Crisis: Hunger Plagues Haiti and the World. (Chicago) http//www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8712
    • Starthrower Foundation, (Spring-Summer 2008) (Canada) http//www.starthrowerfoundation.org/currentcampaigns.html
  • 13. The End