IDB, Coca Cola Partner to Help Haiti Mango Farmers

Haitian farmers tend to their mango seedlings. The Inter-American Development Bank is granting USD3 million to improve the incomes and the production of 25,000 mango farmers in Haiti. Photo by: Trees for the Future / CC BY 2.0 Trees for the FutureCC BY 2.0

The Inter-American Development Bank, through its Multilateral Investment Fund, is collaborating with the Coca-Cola Co. to finance a project that will increase output and incomes of around 25,000 mango farmers in Haiti. 

The bank will provide a USD3 million grant, while Coca-Cola will give USD3.5 million for the initiative, according to an IDB press release. The project will be implemented by TechnoServe, a U.S.-based nonprofit experienced in promoting agribusinesses in developing countries.

The project aims to improve yields, diversify production, and train farmers in proper harvesting and marketing. It will also help local investors put up their own processing plants to produce dried fruit or fruit juice from non-export-grade mangoes.

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  • Chiden Balmes

    Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.

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