Haiti ranks among the top ten world producers of mango fruits and it is one of the main fruits grown in the country.
The Haitian mango francisque is one of the most popular varieties in the international markets and the only mango exported due to its compliance with USDA/APHIS certification requirements. Francisque Mango accounts for about 15% of the total mango production and many Haitian farmers grow this type of mango in the Central Plateau.
Francisque Mango is the main product variety marketed outside of the country. It receive world wide recognition and love. They are plump, juicy mangoes with lots of fruit on them. Once they are ripe, Francisque Mangos are soft with an orange or gold freckled skin. The have a rich, fresh, smooth, and distinct tropical flavor.
Francisque Mango is unique to Haiti. The Dominican Republic tried to implant these trees home, hoping to take advantage of its international reputation, it did not work for them. They have not been able to produce the variety that seems to exist only in Haiti due to difference in the regional climatic conditions.
The type of crop you plant can make a huge difference in your profit margin. At least some farmers in the area of Belle-Anse Jacmel, village of Bois-Kodenn believe so..
Haitian Police and judicial authorities in the South-East of Haiti have proceeded in the destruction of three marijuana fields near Belle-Anse (Jacmel). The locality is Bois-Kodenn. A total of three people were arrested in the process
Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran
Mezanmi gin twa planter ki decide pou yo plante yon bagay ki pi rantab nan village Bois-Kodenn ki tou pre Belle-Anse Jacmel. Sa yo fè yo plante kelke koro tè ak marijuana. Se konsa Leta Ayisyen dekouvri sa et mete twa moun anba kof.
Mwin panse kom Prezidam Martelly te toujou ape di fok nou plante pou nou expote. Also twa mesye sa yo decide pou yo rantre nan Export
Here is a picture of Haitian President Michel Martelly in Trou-du-Nord for the planting of the first seedlings of organic bananas .
The picture was taken on October 10, 2014. It is part of a project to organize together close to 3,000 farmers from different associations in the country to cultivate organic bananas for export.
The plan will cover thousand hectares ant it was made possible with the support of FEPA / Agritrans consortium that has modernized agricultural equipment, pumps for irrigation, artificial lake. The project is expected to create over 3,000 jobs.
Chicken, eggs and other by-products of poultry are once again allowed to cross the border from the Dominican Republic into Haiti. Following a ban on all products of that nature from its closest neighbor earlier this month, Haiti has since entered into an agreement that will see the return of the trade once certain standards and requirements have been met by Dominican Republic exporters and Haitian importers. The Haitian veterinary service must be furnished with a list of all farms in the Dominican Republic which have been deemed free of the avian flu and then permits must be sought to transport the products into Haiti.
Business Opportunities For Ouanaminthe, Fort Liberte, Terriere Rouge, Trou Du Nord, Caracol, Quartier Morin With Caracol Industrial Park
As Haiti is celebrating a rebirth of the country with the new Caracol Industrial Park in the northern of Haiti, President Michel Martelly said Haiti Is Open For Business. Haiti is in dead open for business. I can also say that there are several cities and towns in Haiti that will be open for business as Caracol Industrial Park starts creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the area trying to provide services to support the park. We already predict that the following towns will benefit directly and are considered to be prime locations for new businesses. They are Ouanaminthe, Fort Liberte, Terriere Rouge, Trou Du Nord, Caracol, Quartier Morin in northern and Cap-Haitian Haiti. Anything that involve housing, restaurant, healthcare services, Hotels, restaurants and a variety of other business would be considered to be great business opportunities
Established in 2008 to help Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the Government of the United States gave Haiti something that other countries would only dream of. It is access to the US market, the biggest in the world. The HOPE Act provides for duty-free access for up to 70 million square meter equivalents (SME) of knit apparel (with some t-shirt and sweatshirt exclusions) and 70 million SMEs of woven apparel from Haiti.
There are some requirements to be qualified under the HOPE Act; however, this is an opportunity that can actually bring economic development for Haiti only if it uses it smartly
Haiti is considered to be a consuming society. Most of the products consumed in the country are imported and consequently cost the country a lot of resources. Some of the most frequently imported products by Haiti in 2008 include: Rice: $199.3 million, Wheat: $64.6 million, Pharmaceutical preparations: $40.3 million, Meat and poultry: $33.8 million and tther foods: $26.8 million
Here is a celebration to mark that the unveiling of the first stones for Caracol Industrial Park in the Northern part of Haiti in December 2011. The new 605-acre industrial park is expected to attract 65,000 jobs and was created as a result of the HOPE Act which offers duty-free access to the U.S. market. The park is estimate to cost $257 million and the major players include South Korean textile firm, Sae-A Trading Co Ltd that intends to create its own textile mill, the first ever in Haiti, with knitting and dyeing facilities. The U.S. government as well as IDB are also participating are some major investors.