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Friday, 28 June 2013

Haiti Briefing: adding value to local products

As part of the decentralisation of the Brussels Development Briefings and support to most vulnerable countries, Haiti runs the 2nd national Briefing on “Valorisation of local products as an alternative for food security” on Tuesday, 2nd July 2013, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

This follows the first briefing which took place in Haiti – “Building resilience in the face of crisis and shocks” on 27th February 2013.
The national briefings integrate the topics of  the Brussels Briefings, which are of interest for Haiti. They look at a particular topic through the lens of a national case, and raise awareness on topical issues related to agriculture in Haiti.
They are fully organized at the local level, by PROMODEV, the Ministry of Agriculture and other development partners. Farmer’s organisations from various regions of the country are represented in the discussion, and a special emphasis is put on involving the media in the discussions as a way to inform them on key priorities for rural development.

The 2nd Haiti Briefing draws from the Brussels Briefing ‘Geography of food: reconnecting with origin in the food system’, which was held on 15 May, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels. To read more about it go here.

The Haiti Briefings can be followed on next Tuesday, 2nd July, starting at 9 a.m (3 p.m. Brussels time)  live by webstream. The address of the webstream will be announced on the day of the event.


You can find more by visiting website of the national Briefings: http://promodevhaiti.wordpress.com/

Download the background note and the programme here
http://brusselsbriefings.net/2013/06/26/haiti-briefing-local-products/