Browsing All posts tagged under »agriculture«

Disaster Capitalism to Reign in Haiti – Martelly and Clinton Seal the Deal

April 28, 2011


With unnerving foresight, Alex Dupuy, a professor of sociology at Wesleyan University, summed up Clinton and Martelly’s Wednesday meeting nearly a year ago when he said, “The dual strategy of urban sweatshops and laissez-faire agriculture, which subordinated Haiti in the 1980s, is now it’s reconstruction plan.” Martelly-Clinton Seal Deal for Next Wave of Disaster Capitalism […]

Venezuela: Land reform, food sovereignty and agroecology

August 25, 2010


By *Alan Broughton* August 20, 2010 — A massive transformation of agriculture is occurring in Venezuela, a transformation that has lessons for every other country in the world. The /Law of the Land and Agrarian Development/, the /Law of Food Sovereignty and Security/ and the /Law of Integrated Agricultural Health/ set out the agenda (they […]

Chavez Signs Energy, Infrastructure, Ag Accords w/Argentina, Plus Meeting with Raul

April 21, 2010


Venezuela Signs Energy, Infrastructure, Agriculture Accords with Argentina By Kiraz Janicke – Caracas, April 21st 2010 ( – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez signed 25 cooperation agreements in agriculture, science and technology, electricity production and other areas in Caracas on Tuesday following Fernandez’s participation in Venezuelan bicentenary independence celebrations on […]

Venezuela and Russia Sign 31 Strategic Agreements

April 3, 2010


Now, THIS is a red carpet welcome! Putin visit to Caracas consolidates bilateral ties. Photo: Miraflores Press   Russia and Venezuela Sign 31 Strategic Agreements Venezuela and Russia signed 31 bilateral cooperation agreements on Friday in the framework of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s first visit to Caracas By: Juana Carrasco Martín Email: 2010-04-03 | 12:53:26 […]

VIDEO: Hard Times in Haiti’s Provinces — US Flooding Rice Market Doesn’t Help

March 31, 2010


Post-Quake Revitalization Plans Collide in Haiti’s Breadbasket

March 8, 2010


March 8, 2010 Post-Quake Revitalization Plans Collide in Haiti’s Breadbasket By NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD of Greenwire THOMONDE, Haiti — This community once bustled with farmers growing and selling corn, sugar cane, coffee, mangoes and potatoes. No more. Patrick Belizaire, 37, who returned here in 2008 to start a farm cooperative after living with his family in […]

CUBA: Strides Towards Sustainability by Helen Yaffe

February 19, 2010


Thursday, 18 February 2010 Cuba: Strides Towards Sustainability Cuba: Strides Towards Sustainability • by Helen Yaffe. Cuba’s successful models of sustainable development – food, housing and health – are now being widely replicated throughout Latin America. by Helen Yaffe CUBA marked the 50th anniversary of its revolution in 2009. The Cuban people have withstood […]