A $15 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support policy, legal and institutional reforms to benefit Haiti’s agricultural sector. Farming plays a fundamental role in the Haitian economy, accounting for around half of the country’s jobs and almost one quarter of national income.The new grant is the second in a series of programmatic operations that provide the Haitian government budget support as some of its key agencies address constraints affecting agriculture.
These fast-disbursing grants complement other larger, multi-year agriculture investment projects financed by the IDB and other donors in Haiti.Specifically, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development and the Inter-Ministerial Land Use Committee are taking steps to modernize animal and plant health services, increase farmers’
[ed notes:the inter american development bank is a despicable lending institution,and the haitian people should protest the projects they offer..backround on IDB... ...IDB Megaprojects: Displacement, Destruction, and Deception http://www.cipamericas.org/archives/2421
Brazil: Interamerican Development Bank promotes destruction http://www.wrm.org.uy/bulletin/42/Brazil.html Groups Protest Inter-American Development Bank
HONDURAS - US Feeding the Monster: Militarization and Privatized "Security", by Annie Bird http://quotha.net/node/2054 The US is advancing a regional security strategy which apparently is oriented
toward the militarization of Central America and the participation of private security contractors in policing,
a strategy also being promoted for Central America by the IDB (Inter American Development Bank)
and former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe