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Port-au-Prince, October 10, 2008. The Ministry of Agriculture and CHIBAS signed an agreement defining CHIBAS' public mission


The document was signed between Haiti's Ministry of Agriculture, Natural resources and Rural Development (MARNDR) and CHIBAS on Friday October 10, 2008.

The purpose of this agreement is to set forth the understandings and intentions of MARNDR and CHIBAS with regard to shared goals in promoting, developing and releasing the technologies needed for a biofuel success story to the benefit of Haiti’s resource poor farmers and economy.

CHIBAS engaged itself to train young Haitian plant breeders and to share the improved varieties and technologies that will be developed with MARNDR and the public schools of Agriculture. MARNDR will provide its institutional support to CHIBAS.

A PDF copy for the agreement is posted on CHIBAS' website http://chibas-bioenergy.org/chibas-marndr.pdf 


Port-au-Prince, October 9, 2008 

The French embassy in Haiti has awarded to USLOFRADES (Association of St Louis immigrants in France) and CHIBAS a grant to fund a pilot and feasibility study on Jatropha curcas’ potential as a bioenergy crop adaptable to sustainable smallholder production systems around Saint-Louis du Sud. The French Embassy will contribute 46,000 €, and USLOFRADES 19,200 €, to this project. 


Patancheru, India, September 14, 2007

ICRISAT MOUA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made between the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Centro Hispaniola de Investigación en Bioenergia y Agricultura Sostenible (CHIBAS) to engage in cooperative activities of common interest and mutual benefit.

The purpose of this MOU is to set forth the understandings and intentions of Chibas and ICRISAT with regard to shared goals and to facilitate collaboration initially in the following areas:

1. Research on high-yielding, dual-purpose sweet sorghum varieties and hybrids

2. Research on improved breeding methodologies

3. Research sustainable agricultural practices for sweet sorghum cultivation(e.g. intercropping) 

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