Haiti invests big in bananas

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Two million seedlings of organic bananas are to be planted over a thousand hectares as part of the launch of the Agritrans Project.

This project, which brings together over 3,000 farmers from different associations, aims to produce organic bananas for export. To achieve its objectives, the FEPA/Agritrans consortium has modern agricultural equipment, pumps for irrigation, an artificial lake with a capacity of 700.000 gallons and plans to create about 3,000 jobs. The Government, through the Industrial Development Fund (IDF), made $6m available to the developer of this innovative and ambitious project, whose total cost is $27m. 15 million in additional funding will be advanced to enable Agritrans SA to strengthen. President Martelly announced that the first containers of organic bananas will leave the commune of Trou-du-Nord by July 2015 in the direction of Europe and the Caribbean among others.
Source: Reefer Trends

Photo: Radio Television Caribes