Caribbean Region

The Caribbean Region in CLAC is composed of seven countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana, Windward Islands, Cuba and Belize.

There is a total of 70 small producers organizations and 19 plantations that include a total of 3.350 rural workers.

Main products:

  • Dominican Republic: cocoa, coffee and banana.
  • Haiti: coffee, mango and cocoa.
  • Belize: sugar and cocoa.
  • Cuba: sugar.
  • Jamaica: sugar.
  • Guyana: sugar.
  • Windward Islands: banana.

In the Caribbean region there are three Fair Trade Country Networks. In the Dominican Republic there is COORDOM, in Haiti is KOSEA and a new network that has been formed at the beginning of the year in Jamaica.

Caribbean Region

Special characteristics of the Caribbean region:

One of the main characteristics of the organizations in the region, is their great commitment for environmental care. Our small producer and hired labor organizations are focused on respecting and enhancing biodiversity through a number of programs focused on:

  • Soil care
  • Free life nematode
  • Preservation of wildlife
  • Efficient water use and sustainable production systems

Every one of our small producer organizations are focused on diversifying production to respond to the challenges of food and nutritional sovereignty.

Dominican Republic infographics

The Dominican Fair Trade Network (COORDOM) represents small producers organizations and workers associations of Dominican Republic Fair Trade.

COORDOM currently comprises:

  • 33 Small Producers Organizations that bring together 19.160 small producers.
  • 17 plantations that bring together 2.430 rural workers.

The annual turnover of the notion Fairtrade Premium has risen in 2016 to 8.690.600 euro, of which 60% is used in social projects and environmental protection.

The main destinations of our products are the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and the United States.

Discover the positive impact of Fairtrade Premium in communities!

For the Organic Bananas of the Northwestern Line Association (BANELINO) it is vital to invest in support for social and educational development. Banelino’s extensive educational program aims to facilitate access to quality education, so that beneficiaries are academically prepared, educated on principles and values, assuming a greater commitment and responsibility with agriculture, the environment and the community.

At a community level, Banelino sponsors nine schools, two of these are for special education, one is for secondary education and six are for basic or elementary education

Do not hesitate to contact CLAC’s technical staff in the Caribbean region to help you solve any questions regarding our work, organizations, certificates or Fair Trade products in the islands.