Haiti Business  

Heineken upgrade brewer's technologies in Haiti

December 12, 2014


Heineken recently celebrated its installation of its newest and finest brewers to the National brewing company Brasseries Nationales d'Haiti (BRANAH) located in Port-au-Prince. This upgrade is part of the $ 40 million that the company pledged in 2013 to upgrade the company's facilities, equipment and boost production; as a result Heineken raised its stake in BRANAH from 22.5% to 95%. Heineken has invested in the production of sorgho, known as (Pitimi) in Haiti which will be used in 20 % of brewing and 40% for packaging by 2018. Heineken currently purchase over 5.000 tons of sorgho from Haitian farmers annually.
These latest technologies will allow Heineken to brew 40% more beer.
 

Vetiver Oil Production in Haiti

October 14, 2014
      

Haiti is the world's leading producer of vetiver and the essential oil derived from it. The high quality vetiver oil produced in Haiti is a light, golden amber, thick with a sweet, smooth and earthy fragrance which has become a key component in the manufacture of soaps, perfumes and deodorants around the world. Vetiver essential oil is used in 90% of all Western perfumes. Small farmers in southwest Haiti, accounts for 60% share of the world's vetiver export, with 250 tons annually for j...

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Cotes de Fer Resort Development

October 10, 2014


The Haitian Government is seeking partners to build a 16 miles stretch beach-front resort destination in Cotes de Fer, a semi island off Haiti's southern coast. The Haitian Ministry of Tourism estimates that the construction of this mega resort will cost $350 million in private and public investments to develop the area, including infrastructures such as utilities, a sewer system and roads.
The resort will include 4.000 hotel rooms, which will double Haiti's current hotel rooms count; an 18-h...

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Haiti Mango Industry

October 9, 2014

Given its climate and geographical location, Haiti has natural conditions to become one of the largest exporter of rare tropical fruits for which the country is known for, such as mangoes.
Haiti has the largest and finest varieties of mangoes than any other country in the world; over 143 varieties. Mangoes make up the largest tree category in Haiti, over 10 millions. Despite being the largest mango exporter in the Caribbean, and, 16th worldwide, Haiti exports only about 10% of its annual crop,...


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Agri-Business in Haiti

October 9, 2014



Agricultural production in Haiti represents 30% of GDP and employs over 50% of the workforce. mainly for personal consumption; the little dedicated to commerce is not enough to satisfy strong demand. 
Every Haitian will tell you that they prefer Haitian made products, but since they are so expensive and rare to find they substitute to the imported lower qualities. Nearly everything is imported in Haiti, mostly from the Dominican Republic and the United States. Rice, cornmeal, fish, chickens, e...


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Business Opportunities

October 9, 2014





Private investment set a ten-year high in 2013, outpacing foreign assistance spending in Haiti by more than 100 percent. The business friendly government of Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe, has made direct foreign investments one of their immediate priorities. "Haiti is open for business"they say, and their offers to back up their claim seem to be attracting more and more internationally renown company. The Haitian government went on an extensive re-branding of Haiti's image abroad throug...

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