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WASHINGTON, USA -- A $15 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank will assist Haiti in its efforts to modernize its agricultural policies and institutions to increase farm productivity and competitiveness. The IDB resources will be complemented with a $7 million grant from the Haiti Reconstruction Fund.

The program, the first of a series of three policy-based grants, will provide budget support as the Haitian government carries out reforms to address several of the major constraints hampering agriculture, which continues to play a dominant role in the country’s economy. Several donors, including the IDB, are providing financial and technical assistance for these reforms.

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