"THE URGENCY CAN NOT BE AN OPTION"
(Haiti Libre) -
On 1 May, a holiday for Agriculture and Labor, President Martelly in his speech in Damien, took the opportunity to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Hébert Docteur, to accelerate the process of the rehabilitation of agricultural farms, necessary for the revival of agricultural research, and of the challenge that represents the degradation of our environment.
...I take this opportunity to ask the Minister of Agriculture to accelerate the process of the rehabilitation of farms recently engaged, and necessary for the recovery of agricultural research [...] the establishment of a national program to popularize the technology, the strengthening of agricultural mechanization, the modernization of irrigation techniques by extending a drip system, the mastery of greenhouses, and more [...]
We can not talk about agriculture without talking about our deteriorating environment. The recent rains continue to carry all our arable land [35 + million tonnes / year]; the watershed management requires time. The only possible strategy for now is to clean out the rivers and ravines in the risk areas, to consolidate the banks to facilitate drainage, prevent and destroy anarchic buildings [...] Instructions have been passed in this sense, to the authorities concerned [...] to respond in urgence, but the urgency can not be an option [...]"