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How does Haiti Agriculture effect the availability of food   Team B
Haitian Agriculture <ul><li>The food crisis in Haiti can be directly linked to the Haitian Agricultural system.  </li></ul...
 
Crops <ul><li>Produces and exports coffee, cocoa, meat sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee and Sugar are the main crops </li></...
 
Needs <ul><li>Three quarter of the Haitian population are at the risk of starvation  </li></ul><ul><li>The demise of the a...
 
Distribution <ul><li>The distribution of crops by Haiti has diminished considerably with the demise of the farming system....
 
Cost <ul><li>Importing of rice from the United States is currently costing Haiti around $270 million annually . </li></ul>...
 
References <ul><li>Tim Shenk (2008, April). MCC staffer victim of carjacking during Haitian food unrest. Canadian Mennonit...
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Haitian Agriculture

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  1. 1. How does Haiti Agriculture effect the availability of food Team B
  2. 2. Haitian Agriculture <ul><li>The food crisis in Haiti can be directly linked to the Haitian Agricultural system. </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti’s high food prices are caused by a global rise in food prices and by Haiti’s heavy reliance on imported foods </li></ul><ul><li>We will discuss the cost, needs, distribution as well as crops. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Crops <ul><li>Produces and exports coffee, cocoa, meat sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee and Sugar are the main crops </li></ul><ul><li>Imports Rice from U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Food crops and cash crops </li></ul><ul><li>Crops cultivated are red beans, black beans, mangoes, and etc… </li></ul>
  4. 6. Needs <ul><li>Three quarter of the Haitian population are at the risk of starvation </li></ul><ul><li>The demise of the agricultural system has led to the need for food and financial assistance to try to help revive the Haitian economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs seeds, fertilizers, farming equipments and irrigation system upgrade. </li></ul>
  5. 8. Distribution <ul><li>The distribution of crops by Haiti has diminished considerably with the demise of the farming system. </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in exports & increase in imports. </li></ul><ul><li>Imports about 360,000 metric tons of rice annually in to Haiti. </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti’s sugar exports dropped from 19,200 tons in 1980 to 6,500 tons in 1987. </li></ul>
  6. 10. Cost <ul><li>Importing of rice from the United States is currently costing Haiti around $270 million annually . </li></ul><ul><li>In Haiti, three-quarters of the population live on $2.00 a day. </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of food in Haiti has risen by more than 50 percent within the last year. </li></ul>
  7. 12. References <ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Starthrower Foundation, (Spring-Summer 2008) (Canada) http//www.starthrowerfoundation.org/currentcampaigns.html </li></ul>
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