Breaking NewsDiasporaEconomicsElsewhereLifeMoneyPeoplePolitics

Technology to track Haitian mango aims to level agricultural playing field

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. 

To view the full story, please subscribe to The Haitian Times. You can choose a $60 Annual Subscription or a $5 Weekly Pass.

When you join The Haitian Times family, you’ll get unlimited digital access to high-quality journalism about Haiti and Haitians you won’t get anywhere else. We’ve been at this for 20 years and pride ourselves on representing you, our diaspora experience and a holistic view of Haiti that larger media doesn’t show you. 

Join now or renew to get:
— Instant access to one-of-kind stories and special reports 
— Local news from our communities (especially New York and Florida)
— Profiles of Haitians at the top of their fields
— Downloadable lists and resources about Haitian culture 
— Membership merch, perks and special invitations 

First-time subscribers also receive a special welcome gift handmade in Haiti by expert artisans! Do it for the culture and support Black-owned businesses.

If you’re seeing this message but you’re already a subscriber, you can log in for immediate access to this story.

What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure

You may also like

Comments are closed.