Activity Export of ramboetan from Suriname
Country Suriname
Last update: 08/08/2018
Project period 01/06/2019 to 01/06/2020
Countries: Suriname 
Summary ECTAD farmer Rishikesh Bhoelai from Domburg is making efforts for the export of his focus crop ramboetan, through ECTAD-Suriname. In first instance Europe and the Caribbbean region are targeted.
Background ECTAD-CARIBBEAN is focusing to improve the income of ECTAD farmers by encouraging them to produce crops for export. The farmers will produce ramboetan, harvest the ramboetan, select the good quality ramboetan for export and deliver these to the lead of ECTAD-Suriname. The lead of ECTAD-Suriname will export the ramboetan.
Objective To increase the living standard of ECTAD farmers by generating income through the exporting of ramboetan.
Setup and activities The farmer should manage their own finance for the production of export crops.
ECTAD-Suriname is trying to assist in finance by having discussions with organsations who can provide grants or loans with reasonable/acceptable (for the farmer)criteria.
(Expected) Results During the start year 2019-2020 at least 2 shipments must be successful.
After this start the following shipments should durable for the coming years with an increase of farmers on board.
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 311 Agriculture
1.4 Target group(s) 1. Local communities
2. SMEs/Private sector
2.2 Production Chain 2. Production & Management
5. Storage
3. Pest & Disease Control
7. Marketing
4. Harvesting
8. Quality Control
2.3 Commodity group Food crops
2.5a Agro-Ecology: Thermal zone 1: Tropical
Role Person name
Support staff person details Mr. Risikesh Bhoelai