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.

RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

Trying to buy rice retails in Haiti? look out for this measuring cup (gode) used for selling rice. In the Haitian marketplace (nan mache) rice is not sold by the pound. Nope! You have to buy by the gode.

In the Capital, Port-au-Prince, they sell rice by 'Ti Mamit' and 'Gro mamit,' in the market places across the Haitian provinces rice sells by 'demi gode' (half cup) and gode (1 cup).

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PHOTO: Haitian man taking a nap with a bag of rice under his head

PHOTO: Haitian man taking a nap with a bag of rice under his head

Look at this photo... A Haitian man lays in front of a porch taking a nap with a bag of imported American Rice under his head...

Without a worry in the world... LOL...

What do you think about that?

KREYOL: Haiti - Yon Haitien Kouche sou Do ak Sak Diri li anba Tet li...

Gade photo saa... Yo di depi vant Haitien plen, WA pa kouzen li, Prezidan pa Bòpè li... Kisa-w di de Haitien saa? Misye kouche sou do ak sak diri Mega li anba tet li...

Yon ti sache pwa vet bo sak diri a, misye kouche sou do anba galeri yon moun, li ap fe yon ti dodo kepopoz...

Kisa-w panse de sa?

Kite yon mesaj

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PHOTO: Haiti Agriculture - Yon Lagon Diri nan wout Ti Rivyè Latibonit

PHOTO: Haiti Agriculture - Yon Lagon Diri nan wout Ti Rivyè Latibonit

Look at this picture... Haiti Agriculture - A rice field next to the road in Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite ... There are many rice fields in the Artibonite valley in Haiti ... Rice is abundant in Petite Riviere.

Gade photo saa... Haiti Agriculture - Yon Lagon Diri nan wout Petite Riviere Latibonit... Genyen anpil lagon diri sa yo nan latibonit, anpil... Diri agogo nan Petite Riviere Latibonit

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Daily Haitian food shopping list - Groceries from the local marketplace

Daily Haitian food shopping list - Groceries from the local marketplace

Here are some typical groceries a Haitian person will buy from the local marketplace (nan mache) to cook for the day:

  • Eggs
  • Lemon
  • Green peppers
  • Parsley,
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Sour orange
  • Garlic
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Tomato paste

An Kreyol...

Haitien an soti nan maché, li pote Ze, citron, piment vèt, pèsi, pwa, diri, zoranj, lay, maggi, siv, pat tomat. etc... Manje Peyi... Bon bagay...

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Rice Production in Haiti - Additional information:

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.