Agricultural production in Haiti represents 30% of GDP and employs over 50% of the workforce. mainly for personal consumption; the little dedicated to commerce is not enough to satisfy strong demand. Every Haitian will tell you that they prefer Haitian made products, but since they are so expensive and rare to find they substitute to the imported lower qualities. Nearly everything is imported in Haiti, mostly from the Dominican Republic and the United States. Rice, cornmeal, fish, chickens, eggs; other essential commodities for Haitian cooking such as oil, butter, tomato paste seasoning cubes... Haiti has come to a point where even fruits and spices are imported from her neighbor the Dominican Republic, which Haiti shares the Island of Hispaniola with. You just have to go to one of the public markets. The most popular oranges areZoranj dominiken; peppers, tomatoes and plantains... The business opportunities in Haiti's agricultural production are outstanding for many reasons:
- Haiti's large market of 10 million people.
- Haiti's close proximity to large and robust economies, such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Panama. Haiti's two largest cities, Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitian are less than two hours away by plane and 72 hours by boat from two of the world largest global markets. New York and Florida.