COMMITMENT TO ACTION
High Quality Local Sourcing in Puerto Rico
Commitment by Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
In 2019, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), in partnership with Marriott International, Avendra/Aramark, and Walmart, committed to conducting a market and value chain assessment to determine the viability of a smallholder sourced agribusiness for selected target crops in Puerto Rico. This partnership builds upon on the work of Marriott International, Avendra/Aramark, and Walmart to incorporate sustainability across their value chains locally and across the globe. CGEP builds from scratch, invests start-up capital, and manages agribusinesses that work with smallholder farmers and fishers. CGEP’s agribusinesses provide sustainably-sourced, high-quality local products that meet buyers’ demand at competitive prices and help improve the livelihoods of farmers and farming communities by improving agricultural productivity, creating job opportunities, and facilitating long-term linkages to high-value markets. This commitment will cover the first of CGEP’s three-phased agribusiness building process which includes the market and value chain analysis and the building of the business case for high-quality local sourcing in Puerto Rico.