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Agricultural activities designed to increase production and thereby improve food security

Agricultural activities designed to increase production and thereby improve food security

The beneficiaries have been able to sell the surpluses that are not used for direct household consumption.

The production has increased between 10% and 20% as a result of this proyect.

Haiti, December 17, 2014 (IICA). To boost the food security of the population of Arreguy, the project has introduced improved varieties of the species that predominate in the area: corn, sorghum, beans, pigeon peas, bananas, sweet potato and manioc.

Introduction of the new varieties has made it possible to increase production by 10%-20%, generating surpluses for the beneficiaries to sell.

Before receiving seeds and planting material of the improved species, the beneficiaries were trained in good agricultural practices and planting techniques. These activities were supervised by agronomists on the ground.

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