Can South-South Cooperation boost the coffee value chain and improve rural development in Haiti?

South-South Cooperation is not a new concept in development speak. The term has been used since the 1990s by development thinkers, policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries. In Haiti, for the past twenty years, cooperation with other developing countries has played an important role in the development process, complementing traditional international aid. It began mainly with Cuba and Venezuela, and then extended to other countries like Brazil. Following the 2010 earthquake, new countries, such as Senegal, have joined in supporting Haiti. Another country, Colombia, is interested in revitalizing the Haitian coffee value chain through “soft” investments – study tours in both countries, training in Colombia for young Haitian professionals and research on introducing new coffee varieties in Haiti.

jueves, 13 de diciembre de 2012/Author: Jempsy Fils-Aimé/Number of views (9919)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Haiti: Come in and have some coffee

 

Welcome to the Multilateral Investment Fund's Haiti Blog. We are glad that you stopped by to visit us! We will be bringing you stories about MIF projects in Haiti, and keep you posted on what is happening around the topic of Haiti in the field, the news and blogosphere. The idea is to raise awareness of the great things we are doing in the country.
 
For instance, did you know that until two decades ago, coffee was Haiti’s principal farm export, representing as much as 70 percent of its foreign agricultural sales? 
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