- Member: Global Nature Fund
- Project: Contribution of the tourism sector to the restoration and protection of the biodiversity of coastal areas and the Caribbean sea
- Countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras
“With more than 50% organic agriculture in the Dominican Republic, there is also nationally a great potential for more sustainability in the supply chain. This is what we want to support in the project.”
Thomas Schaefer, Global Nature Fund
Hotels and restaurants in the Dominican Republic buy up to 100 different agricultural products for the supply of guests and employees. According to the Farmers’ Association, more than 90% of these products now come from the country itself. With almost six million international guests, the tourism sector has a direct influence on land use on the island. Bananas are one of the most popular products because they are not only used as fruit but also as cooked bananas (plantains) in Dominican cuisine. Therefore, hotels and restaurants are supported with a biodiversity check to identify and manage impacts on biodiversity. At the same time, banana producers are being prepared for new criteria. Distributors should differentiate their product range.
Find more information about the project on: Global Nature Fund