PISA, our export partner in Haiti, suffered a very severe drought between December 2022 and March 2023 which negatively affected the size of the main crop in the region. However, they are expecting a strong mid-crop cycle this winter. We are hopeful that political disruptions in the region will ease and open up more trade opportunities. I also hope to be able to visit again after several years of security concerns preventing travel there.
-- Alex Whitmore, Taza CEO
Due to the pandemic in 2020 and civil unrest during the years from 2019-2023, our last in-person visit to PISA was in 2018.
*Price based on FOB terms and equal to the negotiated fixed price or to the negotiated premium plus the world market price on the day the contract is closed
**Price the individual farmer receives for their cacao prior to its further processing, packing and export. Taza's 2016 Transparency Report, "Let's Talk Price" provides an in-depth exploration of the topic
*** Wages are paid in local currency and are translated into USD, but are not adjusted for purchasing power or a country's cost of living. Where a range is given, wages vary based on type of work and skill and experience level. In all cases, our Partners pay employees at or above their country's minimum wage