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Could Tariffs and Subsidies Boost Haiti’s Economy?

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.