farming

Drought in Haiti ravages crops for farmers

By Trenton Daniels, Associated Press, 28 March, 2014

BOMBARDOPOLIS, Haiti -- Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have. After months of drought in northwest Haiti, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children. To earn a little money, he must turn to work that only makes things worse, cutting what little wood remains for charcoal.