Food (Safety Security)

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about food security.

Hurricane Matthew - Update from Vodrey in Cite Soleil

submitted by Sam Bloch

Here is an update from Vodrey specifically and other Cite Soleil updates can be found at,¬if_id=1475556122595715

The zone of Vodrey in Cite Soleil has suffered severe damage. The Grey River breached its banks early this morning, causing massive floods in the area.

Haiti Drought Causes Extreme Emergency - AP - by Evens Sanon and Trenton Daniel - March 18, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday.

Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government's National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated Press that the eight-month-long drought in the region has caused the loss of two harvest seasons. It will take the area six months to recover.

Using the Maya Nut Tree to Increase Tropical Agroecosystem Resilience to Climate Change in Central America and Mexico

submitted by Albert Gomez - - August 2011

CLICK HERE - CASE STUDY - Using the Maya Nut Tree to Increase Tropical Agroecosystem Resilience to Climate Change in Central America and Mexico
(10 page .PDF file)

Author affiliations: 1 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 2 The Maya Nut Institute

Petrocaribe Economic Zone, Industrialization of Haiti Agriculture says PM

Image: Woman sells organic goods grown in Haiti - Samuel Maxime - Monday, June 24, 2013

2 Out of 3 People Face Hunger as Haiti Woes Mount

18,000 Tons of Vietnamese Rice Soon in Haiti - May 18, 2013

Haiti: rice plantations threatened by drought in the Artibonite Valley - April 4th, 2013 - Exalus Mergenat

Alors que la dernière récolte de riz dans diverses localités du bas artibonite a été ravagée fin décembre 2012 par une épidémie d’insectes, des plantations pour la campagne en cours ont été quasiment perdues en raison de la sécheresse qui s’abat sur toute la vallée de l’Artibonite, constate l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Cette sécheresse, signalée par le jaunissement des plantations de riz dans la vallée de l’Artibonite, aurait pour origine des travaux effectués par l’Électricité d’Haïti (ED’H) en vue d’alimenter les turbines hydro-électriques du barrage de Péligre.

Google translation to English is provided below:

While the latest crop of rice in various localities of the lower Artibonite has been ravaged by end of December 2012 an outbreak of insects, planting for the current year were almost lost due the drought that swept across the Artibonite Valley, says the online agency AlterPresse.

Situation Report - Vodrey

One of the houses washed away by the river (SEE LINK BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND .PDF DOCUMENT)

submitted by Sabina Carlson - October 26, 2012

Update on Damage in Vodrey: Post-Sandy

Global Food Supply - We Need to Plan for System Failure - by Mallen Baker - October 4, 2012

Mallen Baker argues that it’s irresponsible not to make contingency plans, especially when the potential failures concern the fundamentals – such as food

Imagine your critical business systems depend on one computer server. This server is huge – it has immense capacity – but you have grown into that space and now every single day you are pushing it to its limit. . .

In Haiti, Aid Groups Squabble Over Rival Peanut Butter Factories

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submitted by Theresa Bernardo - by Dan Charles - October 5, 2012

Can there be too much life-saving peanut butter?

In Haiti, two different humanitarian groups have built new factories to make this product, which is used to treat severe malnutrition and maybe someday prevent it. The problem is, Haiti doesn't appear to need two of them.


Embassy Row: Unrest in Haiti - Protesters Demonstrating Against Sharp Rise in Food Prices

The Washington Times - by James Morrison - October 7, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Pamela White was personally exposed to the violent unrest that has swept Haiti for months when she accompanied President Michel Martelly to a coastal town to dedicate a new road financed by U.S. aid funds.

National police fired tear gas and used billy clubs to break up a group of angry demonstrators who tried to stop Mrs. White and Mr. Martelly from attending the ceremony in Petit-Goave, about 43 miles southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Haiti - Protesters demonstrating against a more than 40% rise in food prices exposed U.S. Ambassador White to violent unrest

From: Albert Gomez
Subject: Re: Haiti - Protesters demonstrating against a more than 40% rise in food prices exposed U.S. Ambassador White to violent unrest
Date: October 9, 2012 8:08:48 AM EDT
To: michael mcdonald , Patrice Talleyrand
Cc: Susan Steinhauser , Jimmy Levi , Sabina Carlson , robey Robillard
Reply-To: Albert Gomez

F-75 Therapeutic Milk (Sources - France-Nutriset; U.S.-Challenge Dairy; Germany-MSI) (France)

F-75 therapeutic milk was specially developed for the stabilisation phase of people suffering from severe acute malnutrition, designated as phase 1 in the treatment protocol drawn up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) This product must be used in therapeutic renutrition centres with medical supervision, and must not be distributed directly to families.

Main characteristics, target population and benefits obtained

Maya Nut Haiti Seed Bank Program

Water Brick Dry Storage - Maya Nut Seed Bank Structure - Water Brick Mess Kit - Water Brick Drip Irrigation Kit - Health Capacity & Maya Nut Preparation Training - Micro-Finance Kiosk

submitted by Albert Gomez

Haiti Food Security Outlook Update August 2012

Source: FEWS NET

Published September 19, 2012 - Haiti Food Security Outlook Update August 2012

Famine Early Warning System Network - Haiti Food Security Outlook Update August 2012 (3 page .PDF file)

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