Bill Clinton awards over $700,000 to Haiti farms
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 13:46
  
Port-Au-Prince (Haiti): A charity for former US President Bill Clinton has awarded more than USD 700,000 to develop the country's agriculture sector.

The Clinton Foundation announced yesterday that the grants will go toward efforts to plant trees, build a coffee farm and train farmers.

Clinton is the United Nations' special envoy to Haiti. He left Haiti following a two-day visit during which he was accompanied by a delegation of almost two dozen potential investors representing a perfume company, restaurants and a lingerie franchise.

The trip was Clinton's second this year. He came in January to mark the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and other cities in the south. The government of President Michel Martelly is hoping to lure foreign investors to rebuild the Caribbean nation.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 13:46


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