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August 19th 2013:The Haiti Experiment

In 2011, Hugh Locke, President, Co-founder of the Smallholder Farmer’s Alliance, launched a ten year experiment in Haiti with a new development design that has a seven step intervention process and seven sectors which he calls 7X7. He posits that this will be the foundation upon which the entire nation can be rebuilt, and be a potential model for other countries. Tracing Haiti’s history of colonialism, prosperity, economic decline that relegated it to a dependent foreign aid recipient, and the confluence of recent natural disasters, Haitians have been stripped of their economic and political s

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Hugh Locke

Hugh Locke began his professional career directing a nation-wide tree planting program for Katimavik, Canada's national youth service organization, and establishing a foundation and archives related to the work of forester Richard St. Barbe Baker (1889-1982). He went on to spend 20 years in the field of development, working with a wide range of governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and United Nations agencies on social, environmental, and economic programs which contributed to the common good. In 2005, he co-founded Yéle Haiti with musicians Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis. Together, they provided emergency relief, employment, education, and environmental services to the
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