Haiti has a vision to become an emerging economy by 2030. Haiti’s geography, resources, and history provide it with opportunities. The country has comparative advantages, including its proximity and access to major markets; a young labor force and a dynamic diaspora; and substantial geographic, historical, and cultural assets.
This report presents the findings of the field research conducted in Haiti, primarily in the Central Plateau region, that identified and evaluated the main actors, product flows and opportunities for hot peppers (piman or piman bouk in Creole) and groundnuts (pistach in Creole).
There is strong investor interest in Haiti that could generate 380,000 jobs by 2030. With abundant affordable labor and close proximity to the U.S., Haiti possesses good potential to capture new investments in the apparel, agri-business, construction/building materials, logistics, and tourism sectors in the near term, while transitioning over time to other higher-value industries and services.
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).