TechnoServe's Haiti Hope Project: Message in a Mango

Jun 7, 2016 11:35 AM ET

Meet some of the farmers behind the world's sweetest mangoes! Launched in 2010, the Haiti Hope Project was a five-year public-private partnership between TechnoServe, Coca-Cola and a coalition of business, government and civil society partners to create sustainable economic opportunities for Haitian mango farmers and their families. Together, they supported the development of a sustainable mango industry in Haiti. The initiatives achieved proof of concept, laying the foundation for potential replication and scale-up, trained over 25,000 farmers, and increased farmer incomes. More than 46 percent of participating farmers were women — far surpassing women’s average participation in agricultural training programs — and many were connected to a formal supply chain for the first time.

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