Haiti Hope was a $10 million mango project sponsored by Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and the Soros Foundation. The Haiti Hope Project’s primary objective is to raise the income of 25,000 mango farmers. The farmers will increase their income by over 100 percent on average after five years in the program.
Objectives of the study of the bioecology of tephritid fruit flies harmful to mango in Haiti: To determine the host plant range of two species of Anastrepha (A. obliqua and A. suspensa) and their phenology; To assess the relative abundance of both fly species on the main host fruits; To determine the population fluctuations of both species and factors, biotic and abiotic, that influence them;
Consumers are generally motivated by the appearance of a product, and the final objective of any producer is to satisfy the consumer. In Haiti, since the 1980s, new technologies have been introduced by mango packers to meet the requirements of the export market. However, growers are still using traditional methods to produce, harvest, and handle fruit
This document is structured in three main parts. The first part provides an overview of the current mango market at the international and national level, as well as a description of the importance of agriculture and mango in Haiti. The next two parts are products of interviews and workshops with almost all of the actors of the mango chain in southern Haiti. These parts include a description of the mango chain for the region and its actors, constraints analysis and recommendations.
Haiti and the mango sector. Haiti is among the 20 largest mango producers globally, with a production of 200,000-400,000 metric tons (MT) per annum (p.a.). India is by far the largest mango producer with a production of more than 13 million MT annually, followed by China, Mexico, Indonesia and Thailand. India is also the largest exporter of mango (exports of 241,000 MT in 2007), followed by Mexico (236,000 MT, 2007) and Brazil (116,000 MT in 2007).