The Haiti Handicrafts Value Chain: Sustainable Strategies for Development (Presentation)

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Ted Barber, Karen Gibbs
  • Organizations: Aid to Artisans
  • Document Types: Other, Assessment
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

Ted Barber and Karen Gibbs presented "The Haiti Handicrafts Value Chain: Sustainable Strategies for Development." The seminar was the 13th installment of the Linking Small Firms to Competitiveness Strategies Breakfast Seminar Series sponsored by the USAID Microenterprise Development office. The presentation described their recent market study of the Haitian handicrafts industry, detailing their approach to understanding market demand and trends. The presenters highlighted their value chain approach including how they identified and prioritized constraints and opportunities for micro-entrepreneurs to grow within the industry and create a niche in the global handicrafts market for Haitian products.