Rice Production in Haiti

Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in the production of rice. Haiti maintained dependency on their own production of rice until the 1980s.

And then, Bill Clinton came and did what he thought was best for the rice farmers in the United States. The rest is history.

Nowadays, most of the rice that Haitians consume are rice imported from the United States. More than 170,000 metric tons or rice are imported to Haiti each year.


President Jovenel Moise and Taiwan ambassador inaugurate modern rice seed conditioning center (VIDEO)

Watch the video... In an attempt to increase rice production in Haiti, President Jovenel Moïse and Taiwan's ambassador inauguratted a rice seed conditioning center in Morne Casse, commune of Ferier in North-East Haiti. more »

I am loosing my appetite for white rice. How many Haitians can say that?

Haitian Cuisine - Griot with Rice and Beans invades the New York Times LOL... When I was a kid growing up in Haiti I used to love the days my mom would cook rice and beans in the house. But as I get older, I begin to notice that rice is not the best food option for me anymore. more »

Did you know? White rice can cause constipation

American Rice in Haiti: Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in producing rice Haitians love to eat rice boy! But now I know why by bowel movements come to a halt after I chow down on that bowl of rice. White rice can cause constipation. more »

Haiti Rice Import: More than 80 percent of the rice consumption is imported

PHOTO: Haitian man taking a nap with a bag of rice under his head Did you know... More than 80 percent of rice consumed in Haiti is imported and most of the rice consumed in Haiti comes from the United States. Haiti keeps importing more and more rice every year since 1986 despite the new government's promise to increase local rice production. more »

Haiti Economy - FOOD Prices Sky HIGH in Port-au-Prince, Buyers and Sellers are Screaming

RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup In Port-au-Prince Haiti, food shoppers and vendors alike are complaining about the sharp increase in food prices these days... everything is expensive, really expensive, rice, beans, sugar, you name it... "With such high prices on the local market, people will starve," one vendor told newspaper Le Nouvelliste... more »

Haiti Donations - Japan Donates 6,727 metric tons of rice to Haiti

PHOTO: Haitian man taking a nap with a bag of rice under his head Haiti has just received a LARGE donation in the form or rice bags from Japan... 6,727 metric tons of rice, an estimated 223,347 bags or rice was officially received by Haiti from the government of Japan Friday... more »