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Bill Clinton tours peanut depot in central Haiti – Yahoo News


Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday toured a peanut depot in central Haiti that’s part of a new enterprise aimed at helping roughly 12,000 small farmers.

Clinton visited the site in Haiti’s Central Plateau with Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra, a mining mogul who also founded Lions Gate Entertainment. The pair announced the launch of the Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation at the storage and service depot in Tierra Muscady.

It’s one of a network of depots in central and northern Haiti designed to provide storage, a market, training, and supplies for peanut farmers. Five of 35 planned peanut depots are now open.

Clinton said the idea is to “empower farmers to meet the nutritional needs of people.” His Clinton Foundation said the enterprise will help improve peanut yields in Haiti in coming years and increase income for farmers. via – Yahoo News300px-Yahoo_Y.

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