Post-Earthquake Wheat Flour Monetization in Haiti

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  1. The earthquake of January 12th 2010 destroyed Haiti’s only mill, Le Moulin d’Haiti (LMH).
  2. The mill owners estimate that it will take at least one year to reestablish the mill capacity
  3. At the time of the earthquake LMH produced 80% of all wheat flour consumed in Haiti: 15,000 metric tons (MT) or 300,000 fifty-kilo sacks per month.
  4.  The consequence has been a steep rise in the cost of wheat flour. Immediately following the earthquake the price went up 18 percent. Today it is 36% above pre earthquake levels.

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