A Sustainable Tourism Supply Chain – FundaciónTropicalia, Dominican Republic
Content submitted by UNWTO – Grace
Submited Date : 03/07/2018
Local farmers harvesting crops

The project “Inclusion of Micro-and Small Enterprises in the Sustainable Tourism Supply Chain” was developed in 2013, providing a solution to the non-existent tourism structure faced by the town of Miches, Dominican Republic.  The new business model enhances regional market access to local farmers and microenterprises by including them in the sustainable tourism value chain designed to supply Tropicalia, a sustainable luxury development of Cisneros Real Estate. FundaciónTropicalia further develops the supply chain by promoting trade among farmers, assisting them in the access to funding and offering technical assistance and training. The programme is supported by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB/MIF).