Haiti – Agriculture : Meeting of Minister Sévère with officials of agricultural cooperatives
Patrix Sévère, the Minister of Agriculture accompanied by Jocelyn Jean Director General of the Artibonite Valley Development Organization, Lesly Alexandre Director General of the National Council of Cooperatives (CNC) and the former Secretary of State to plant production, Jean-Claude Délicé this week held a meeting at the Ministry with several heads of agricultural cooperatives in the Artibonite Valley.
During this meeting of several hours, the Minister and the producers discussed everything concerning agricultural production in Bas-Artibonite, in particular the question of agricultural fertilizers. Minister Sévère once again pledged to continue to support production in this part of the country, considered the largest agricultural area in the country.
To achieve this, the Ministry wants to ensure that chemical fertilizer is available at a lower cost to producers. Remember that for several months, fertilizer has been subsidized and an agreement has been reached with the cooperatives so that the 100-pound bag sells for 1,000 gourdes throughout the Valley.
In addition, the Minister took the opportunity to discuss with representatives of the cooperatives the signing of a memorandum of understanding concerning the renewal of loans to cooperatives for the acquisition of a new stock of fertilizer.