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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 20:15:03 -0800 (PST)
From: Bob Corbett <bcorbett@crl.com>
To: Bob Corbett <bcorbett@crl.com>
Subject: transnationals and agribusiness in Haiti 1
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960228201339.22534K-100000@crl5.crl.com>

Transnationals and agribusiness in Haiti

A dialog from Bob Corbett's Haiti list, 28 February 1996

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 11:56:55 -0800 (PST)
From: Marytza Anne Gawlik <mgawlik@uclink3.berkeley.edu>

My name is Marytza Gawlik and I am an intern for the Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First.

I am conducting a research project on U.S. food policy to Haiti over the past decade, specifically foreign transnationals- both food and agriculture and NON food and agriculture transnationals. I need information regarding how much of the overall Haitian economy do they control; what are their wages and other working conditions of Haitian workers; what are the implications of U.S. and World Bank advocated privatisation for food production, food processing, food marketing issues and for Haitian food self-security.

In addition, any information on what is happening to small scale Haitian farmers' food self-sufficiency would be appreciated.

Given the volume of my request, any pertinent information would be useful. If there are any helpful contacts please include their names, phone numbers, etc. for follow-up purposes.

Thank you for the attention given to this matter and I hope to hear from you soon. You may reach me at the Institute at (510) 654-4400 or at home at (510) 540-7848.

Marytza A. Gawlik
Research Intern

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 15:37:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Bob Corbett <bcorbett@crl.com>
To: Bob Corbett <bcorbett@crl.com>
Subject: transnationals and agribusiness: 2 replies
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960301153523.6675J-100000@crl7.crl.com>

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 00:49:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Charmant Theodore (DIE) <theodore@typhoon.coedu.usf.edu

You could probably find some help from the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. It's supposed to be one of the best documented centers in the Florida area.

Ther is an anthropologist named Gerald Murray who is quite knowledgeable about Haiti; call the center at 904 -392-0375 to find out. He travels alot though (good luck!). There are many students in Tropical Conversation who have studied under him; perhaps you may ask about some of them as well.

Another resource at the same U. might be (IFAS) Institute of Foods & Agri Sciences. I don't have their number, but the center may have it.

I wish you luck in your project. Please write if I may answer other questions for you.


Date: Fri, 01 Mar 1996 09:40:17 -0500 (EST)

oxfam has two free publications about haiti that are insightful and appropriate for the Food First project.