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Haitian businesses learn space-age innovation to improve food handling

When they signed up for an intensive two-day training on food handling and processing, Haitian business operators didn’t know they were about to learn an innovation developed by the U.S. space program. No, it wasn't rocket science or how to become an astronaut. It was something very much down to earth; the science behind foodborne pathogens and, importantly, how to prevent contamination when handling meat, seafood, produce and other food


Haitian college students complete newly revamped farm internship program with help of IFAS Global

JACMEL, Haiti — Every year, a group of students at the State University of Haiti’s Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV) leave the classroom to work directly with farmers as part of an intensive diagnostic field practicum. Launched more than 20 years ago, educators say this two-week Diagnosis of Agrarian Systems program is essential to the training of the next generation of Haiti’s agricultural professionals, giving


Professionals aim to lower Haiti’s high level of crop losses

PETIONVILLE, Haiti — Agricultural experts from across Haiti gathered recently to learn ways to solve one of the country’s most-challenging food supply issues: Crop losses after harvest. The problem plagues Haiti’s mostly small-scale farmers, who lose on average nearly 50 percent of their harvested fruits, vegetables and other crops because of an array of hard-to-solve factors, said Lemâne Delva, director of research


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