Haiti welcomes 2013 with Bold Strategic Alliance with Vietnam

According to Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, “The principal goal of the agreements we have signed with Vietnam is to find innovative ways to insure food security for all of our citizens.” Lamothe’s strategic plan identifies ways to mitigate the impact of natural disasters on Haiti’s food supply and to reduce its reliance on the import of agricultural products such as rice. The Haitian government’s goal is to achieve self-sufficiency in the production of food.

The Vietnamese experience is particularly relevant to Haiti which imports most of the rice its citizens consume. In the past thirty years this small Southeast Asian country has gone from facing periodic food shortages in the aftermath of the war with the United State and being a net importer of rice, to becoming the world’s second largest exporter of rice.

Read more: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/haiti-welcomes-2013-bold-strategic-220000911.html

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