The New 2017 Madagascar Vanilla Crop Report
Douglas B. Daugherty
The present report involves a review of Madagascar vanilla beans quality and cultivation and forecast for future vanilla crop.
The report compared bean quality from vanilla pods harvested in 2016 and 2017. We’ll also describe the Post Cyclone Enawo vanilla vine damage. The report will also assess the state of vanilla vine flowering in 2017.
Douglas B. Daugherty (University of Pittsburgh – BA Economics, Political Science 1986) spent over 30 years in the vanilla bean importing, exporting, and distribution business first with Zink & Triest Company in a range of positions from 1986 to 2001. Then, in late 2001 co-founded Vanilla Corporation of America LLC and currently serve as its president. Vanilla Corporation of America LLC also has a business association with Trimeta Agro Foods based in Madagascar and with several operating locations in Madagascar.