FAO Chief Highlights Agriculture's Role in Haiti Recovery

Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Jacques Diouf has highlighted the need to

and the agricultural sector of Haiti as the planting season in the quake-hit country approaches. Diouf said Haitian farmers would need help acquiring seeds, fertilizers, animal vaccines, livestock feed and agricultural tools to be able to plant cereal this March. FAO currently has approximately USD50 million worth of agriculture support projects in Haiti.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.