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Haiti's essential oil producers receive trainning

Posted by Caribbean News Now on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Agriculture 
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIH) organized a best practices sharing mission for experts from the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) in Haiti from 10 to 13 March 2015 with the support of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export). 

Haiti’s essential oils sector represents the country’s largest export sector, in particular the production of vétiver oil a main component in the production of fragrances and perfumes, exported pr...

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Haiti is back on the map of banana exporting countries

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Agriculture 


In the coming months, the first containers filled with bananas from the Agritrans project will depart for Europe. A first since 1955. Year in which Haiti has exported this commodity for the last time. With this project, the country is not only back on the global map of banana exporting countries but also hopes to find its place in a market dominated by giant India the world's largest producer of bananas ahead of China and the Philippines.

The Agritrans project, first agricultural free trade zo...

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Vetiver Oil Production in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Agriculture 
      

Haiti is the world's leading producer of vetiver and the essential oil derived from it. The high quality vetiver oil produced in Haiti is a light, golden amber, thick with a sweet, smooth and earthy fragrance which has become a key component in the manufacture of soaps, perfumes and deodorants around the world. Vetiver essential oil is used in 90% of all Western perfumes. Small farmers in southwest Haiti, accounts for 60% share of the world's vetiver export, with 250 tons annually for j...

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Haiti Mango Industry

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 9, 2014, In : Agriculture 

Given its climate and geographical location, Haiti has natural conditions to become one of the largest exporter of rare tropical fruits for which the country is known for, such as mangoes.
Haiti has the largest and finest varieties of mangoes than any other country in the world; over 143 varieties. Mangoes make up the largest tree category in Haiti, over 10 millions. Despite being the largest mango exporter in the Caribbean, and, 16th worldwide, Haiti exports only about 10% of its annual crop,...


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Agri-Business in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 9, 2014, In : Agriculture 



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, e...


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