Rome, 22 November 2012- The Government of Haiti estimates the total loss in the agricultural sector at USD 254 million, a third of the annual production. In the aftermath of the three consecutive disasters that hit Haiti since the beginning of the year, 90,356 hectares of crops were damaged and 64,000 heads of cattle killed; putting 1.5 million people at risk of acute and severe malnutrition.
The following are audio excerpts from a joint press conference held at FAO headquarters, today: 1. Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly
, President of Haiti
3. Mr. Laurent Thomas
, FAO Assistant Director-General for Technical Cooperation