Michelle Trujillo writes about Haitian mango farmers for Third Way Cafe:
Haiti is among the 20 largest producers of mangoes globally, and some of the best mangoes in the world are produced here, but with most of the produce being exported, not much is left for the local markets. Farmers do not profit from this industry as much as the effort put into it and this is a tragic reality because Haiti’s mango market has so much potential to be able to sustain the Haitian economy in the long-term.
Haitian mango farmers are struggling because economic and trade policies have prevented Haiti from supporting its local mango business.
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