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Report 07. Haiti regional tree nursery cost study

Author

Goodwin, Steve
Reid, R. Kent
Street, Donald R.

Publisher

Auburn, Ala. : Haiti Agroforestry Research Project, South-East Consortium for International Development and Auburn University

Abstract

The Pan American Development Foundation (Pwo Pyebwa) has requested a study to determine the current cost of producing seedlings in a local nursery. The purpose of this study is to determine the production costs of a typical nursery capable of seeding 50,000 cells per season. This study used several nursery infrastructure options in determining the different per-seedling costs of each method. The most expensive per seedling cost was $0.1266 and the least expensive was $0.1244. These costs include direct and indirect costs except for the cost of capital. The study shows that the different costs of infrastructure have little effect on the price of a seedling. Labor was the most expensive direct cost at 12% of total direct and indirect costs.