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Could Tariffs and Subsidies Boost Haiti’s Economy?

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As agriculture is an important part of the Haitian economy, it has been studied by many experts for Haiti Priorise, with papers already released on “System of Rice Intensification”, agro-forestry and carbon markets, and agricultural research and development. 

Today we are releasing a new research paper with approaches that are likely to be much-discussed:

  • a ten-year, 20 percent import tariff on imports of American rice, 
  • crop insurance to protect farmers
  • subsidies for fertilizer use.

Bjorn Lomborg discusses the research in the Huffington post. Lire l'article en français au Le Nouvelliste.