Haiti’s farmers savour sweet taste of success with ice-cream venture | Global development |

A pair of US entrepreneurs have joined forces with smallholder farmers in Haiti to help propel them out of poverty and into the delicious world of ice-cream.

A former Alabama professor and a gourmet ice-cream maker from Baltimore are working with the farmers to find new markets for their premium vanilla beans and cacao in a product they describe as “ice-cream with a purpose”.

The Vanilla Export Company, which provides income for some 650 farmers in rural Haiti, this month earned its creators the Citizen Diplomat Award from Global Ties, a non-profit partner of the US state department. via


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