As part of the implementation of the “Trade and Private Sector Component” of the Haiti-Dominican Republic Binational Cooperation Programme under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) FED/2018/399-379 Caribbean Export seeks to enhance the overall business and investment climate of Haiti and the Dominican Republic as well as the international perceptions and images of both countries.
One of the objectives of the programme is to enhance the quality of goods produced in both countries and the competitiveness of enterprises with special attention to three (3) value chains: Cocoa/Chocolate; Essential Oils/Cosmetics; and Handicraft/Fashion/Accessories/Jewellery.
Frosty pod rot is considered the most dangerous cacao disease caused by the fungus Moniliophthora roreri. Following its arrival to Jamaica in 2016, frosty pod now poses a tangible and enormous threat to the cocoa sector of the Caribbean.
Caribbean Export commissioned the development of a joint strategy for the prevention of the Moniliophthora roreri, to create an early warning scheme and an emergency protocol to be implemented in Haiti and the Dominican Rupublic, in case of early detection on the island.
The completed strategy is available for download below.