Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Launch Of The Spring Agricultural Campaign

Haiti - Agriculture : Launch of the Spring Agricultural Campaign
(Haiti Libre) - 24/02/2015 10:47:48

Haiti - Agriculture : Launch of the Spring Agricultural Campaign
Monday in Kenscoff, President Martelly, accompanied particularly by the Prime Minister Paul and the new Minister of Agriculture, Fresner Dorcin, http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13246-haiti-politic-installation-of-the-new-minister-of-agriculture.html participated in the launch of the Spring Agricultural Campaign, which will take place in ten departments of country.

Particularly in the presence of Mrs. Carlah Clesca, Mayor of the commune of Kenscoff, of Michel Chancy, Secretary of State for Animal Production, of the Rev. Father Occide Jean aka "Pè Sicot", of local authorities and representatives of associations of Kenscoff growers, this launch has helped placed in context this extensive campaign in which farmers should produce the major part of the production of the year.

The Head of State whose vision provides a place of choice for the development of agriculture, urged the authorities to make every effort for the success of this campaign. He reiterated his commitment to the benefit of farmers and asked stakeholders to redouble their efforts for access to credit to farmers.

The accompaniment of the State in this Agricultural Campaign, which is part of the objectives of Three Year Plan for Agricultural Renewal (PTRA 2013-2016), mostly funded by the Treasury, will be done through actions such as: the introduction of grants of mproved seeds, fertilizers, tractors, tools, cleaning and rehabilitation of irrigation canals, technical advice. This support will also be done through the secure of livestock particularly cattle identification and soon goat and pig populations and vaccination against most deadly diseases affecting livestock.

"One of the priorities of my administration is the improvement of the food security of the people. We want to accompany the planters to help them to overcome most of the difficulties in the agricultural sector. I encourage the private sector to implement purchasing companies, of packaging and marketing of agricultural products. We are working to establish trade and sanitary agreements with other countries, so that Haiti can take advantage of opportunities available," declared the Head of State.

For his part, the Minister Dorcin, promised that through this campaign, many problems will be tackled and solved. For his part, Evans Paul, welcomed this important campaign, which aims as fundamental result, the growth of domestic production and agricultural development in Haiti.

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