A major step for the agricultural sector» dixit Martelly

The time is here for Haitian art and culture to be among the countries represented at Miami’s Art Basel. Each year, Art Basel brings the world’s greatest art and artists to Miami. In 2015 Haiti Friends will bring its large collection of more than 2,000 original works of Haitian art representing the great masters to the newest waves of up and coming female and male artists. Astounding visions of daily life and the spiritual world are expressed through rich pops of paint to canvas, revealing mysteries, ecstasies, and triumphs and drawing us into their world. 

In 2015, Haiti Friends in collaboration with the Little Haiti Cultural Center will create a Haitian satellite fair that highlight the artistic genius of Haiti through sponsored exhibits, workshops, music, rahrah, and food. The 4-day event will celebrate Haitian art and honoring the profound artistic legacy of South Florida’s very large and dynamic Haitian community.

This new infrastructure will help improve the income of 15,000 farmers in the Plaine du Cul-de-Sac whose irrigated area will increase from 5.000 to 8.500 ha (from Tabarre to Cité Soleil via Croix-des-Bouquets). In addition, 50,000 families will now be protected against flood threats.

The Head of State visited the facilities and the dam and addressed on behalf of the Haitian people, its sincerest thanks to the US Government and declared "This is exactly the kind of accompaniment we need in Haiti : of projects that generate autonomous means of production. This is a significant step that will make the Haitian agricultural sector through this modern infrastructure."

"The major projects such as the construction of the dam on the Rivière Grise, the project Agritrans http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12257-haiti-agriculture-$27m-for-the-production-of-bananas-for-export.html in the Northeast, the Project Saly Flood Way http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-7988-haiti-agriculture-410-million-gourdes-for-agricultural-infrastructure-works.html in Artibonite, the construction of fruit and vegetable packaging center http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-9399-haiti-agriculture-pilot-centre-of-conditioning-for-fruits-and-vegetables-of-kenscoff.html in Kenscoff, to name but a few, will have a positive impact on the socio-economic fate of the entire population [...] Every project that succeeds in the agricultural sector, will only improve production and create new jobs. Agriculture remains the answer to the needs, both economic and food of our compatriots." He also encouraged the irrigators' associations, responsible for the management of the system and the public, "to protect this achievement and properly maintain the dam