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Technology to track Haitian mango aims to level agricultural playing field – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
MIRABELLE, HAITI — Cut open a Madan Fransik mango, and the sweet taste, delicious smell and intense yellow-orange of its flesh can make for a yummy treat — desired by people throughout the world. More than ten years ago, the Haitian Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) recognized those characteristics and something else: an opportunity, through technology, to help farmers receive a better price in overseas markets.
MCI, with funding from the World Bank, brought in AgriLedger, the company that developed a Distributed Ledger Technology, or DLT — a series of databases shared and accessed by many people — from grower to purchaser. That was in 2019.
Now, AgriLedger plans to embark on a new venture in spring to expand on what was learned. 

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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded “Yonn Ede Lot” (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that worked with volunteer groups in La Montagne (“Lamontay”), Haiti from 2007-2013. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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by J.O. Haselhoef, The Haitian Times
March 8, 2022
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