Like agricultural supply chains in many tropical countries, the coffee supply chain in Haiti is informal and fragmented. The Academy works to improve coffee collection, purchasing, and processing practices while also striving to increase transparency along the chain.

supply-chainStrengthening the coffee supply chain can not only allow more money from coffee sold abroad to reach growers at source but also provide farmers with clear incentives to invest in future production, for both local and international markets.

With a stock of coffee trees beyond prime-producing age — and with aging farmers all over the country — investment in new production is essential for the future of Haiti’s coffee sector.