·Haiti Briefing: Adding value to local products

As part of the decentralisation of the Brussels Development Briefings and support to most vulnerable countries, Haiti ran 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.
Farmer’s organisations from various regions of the country were represented in the discussion on July 2nd, and a special emphasis was put on involving the media in the discussions as a way to inform them on key priorities for rural development.
The Briefing was followed on line by more than 110 persons. You can still watch the video recording of the Briefing by clicking here

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 Haitian Ministry of Agriculture and other development partners.
This followed the first briefing which took place in Haiti – “Building resilience in the face of crisis and shocks” on 27th February 2013, and 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).

You can find more about this event by visiting the national website of the Briefings: http://promodevhaiti.wordpress.com/
You can also download the background note and the programme here

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