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.