BENEFITING: VISTA DEL MAR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
EVENT DATE: Aug 19, 2011
HOURS PLEDGED: 1
Bananas are tropical fruits widely consumed as fresh, processed and dried in all countries of the world. Ironically while bananas are produced in the tropics, per capita consumption of the fruit is much bigger in temperate lands than in tropical countries. The highest concentration of banana consumption is in western Europe and north America where the standard of living is much higher than in any other parts of the world. Bananas are one of the fruits believed to maintain good health for people who consume it regularly. its main nutrition contents are carbohydrates and proteins which are essential for good health
Source of raw material/Inputs: The main inputs for banana plantations are smi-skilled and unskilled labor, land and water. These three main inputs can be secured from many localities of the Region.
Process and Technology: Once suitable land is secured, the main stages of producing bananas are preparing and producing seedlings, planting the seedlings on the plantation, watering, seeding and in general nurturing the stands of banana trees, harvesting and packing the bananas for distribution. Planting and harvesting bananas do not require much machinery and equipment. Only tractors for preparing the land for the first planting and irrigation equipment are needed for the project.
Estimated Investment: For a 50 hectare banana plantation, the estimated investment will be:-
§ Buildings/shades 250 m2 at 1500/m2 .....= gourdes 375,000
§ Machinery ............................................ = gourdes 400,000
§ Working capital................................... =gourdes 800,000
Total = gourdes 1,575,000
=$ US 41447.40
Benefits: Promotes self-sufficiency in the production of fruits and vegetables in the Region, improves the nutrition standard of the people, and saves regional financial resources.
Location: haiti Cap-haitien