HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 29 — Cuban virtuoso jazz pianist Chucho Valdes will record a special song titled “Haiti volverá” (Haiti will Return) dedicated to the victims of the earthquake that devastated the capital of the Caribbean country on January 12.

Chucho agreed to donate the rights to the song to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to help with the recovery effort.

Valdes, a multi-Grammy award winner, is an official Goodwill Ambassador of the FAO, reported IPS.


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  • Wanted to make sure you saw this recent post about Haiti and agriculture on the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet blog. All the best, Danielle Nierenberg, http://www.borderjumpers.org

    Looking to Agriculture to Help Rebuild in Haiti
    http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/looking-to-agriculture-to-help-rebuild-in-haiti/

    A recent article in the New York Times highlights the critical role that agriculture will play in rebuilding Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

    Food security is not a new problem in Haiti, and development organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme, as well as nongovernmental organizations like Heifer International and Oxfam, have been forced to halt food programs in the country as these groups themselves attempt to recover from the disaster.

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