PAPDAPlateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif (French: Haitian Platform to Advocate for Alternative Development)
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PAPDA and other progressive organizations have repeatedly warned of the harm caused by a focus on assembly operations.
One of our many requests from PAPDA is for an extremely detailed study which would allow the Haitian government to make the best possible decisions.
MM: Does former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide broadly share the PAPDA critique?
PAPDA and the Plateforme des Organisations Haitiennes de Droits Humains (POHDH), another platform that brings together numerous human rights and development organizations, have joined forces to establish similar centers to provide services to those living in the refugee camps that have been spontaneously set up in other areas of the city.
PAPDA's Jean-Pierre Ricot stressed that the strategies for rebuilding Haiti must be rooted in sustainable agriculture for food sovereignty and a strong decentralized public sector that supports links between the towns and the countryside.
PAPDA's coordinator Camille Chalmers survived the quake, but his mother-in-law was killed and his house destroyed.
PAPDA and numerous peasant organizations are now renewing the call for a new development policy, one that, as Chalmers says, will "build food sovereignty based on a comprehensive agrarian reform, prioritizing agricultural investments that respect ecosystems, biodiversity, and the needs and culture of the majority." (Sources: )
One of the driving forces behind the campaign is Camille Chalmers, director of the PAPDA. He points to rice, the staple diet of the vast majority of Haitians, stating that the reduction of protective tariffs on imported rice and the absence of state support for rice farmers in recent decades have already taken their toll.
Ryton Blacksmiths Arms cruised into the next round of the BCFA Sunday Junior Cup with a 9-0 flourish against Olympic Royals, Macdonald Juru compiling a hat-trick while Ronnie Rowland, Konstantinos Papdas and Richard Johnson weighed in with two apiece.
Blacksmiths Arms maintained their relentless pace at the head of Senior four with a 6-1 win against Coventry Lions, Ronnie Rowlands, Steve Griffin and Konstantinas Papdas notching two goals apiece.
Dane Morgan, Gareth Hodgetts and Konstantinos Papdas all banked hat-tricks and Ronnie Rowland struck twice as the Ryton side moved within three points of table-toppers Old Ball with a game in hand and left Boat at the bottom of the table.