Two years after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, one cooperative organization is receiving support through a program funded by cooperatives around the globe. Several natural disasters, including the January 2010 earthquake, have dramatically affected Haiti’s agricultural production, which contributes 25 percent of gross domestic product in the country. The program will provide post-disaster business support to the Federation of Cocoa Cooperatives in Northern Haiti (FECCANO). Through technical and business assistance, the National Cooperative Business Association’s CLUSA International program will assist FECCANO in improving its cocoa processing capacity, strengthening its governance and management capacity and establishing relationships with similar cooperative organizations.
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