Commitment to Action

Firmenich Sustainable Lime Project in Haiti

Commitment by

Firmenich Inc.

In 2015, Firmenich and its partners committed to diversify the agricultural sector in Haiti by redeveloping lime production in the country, which once produced the crop and has the appropriate climate and soil quality for its production. To do so, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation S.A. (APEC) will provide 4,000 smallholder farmers in the Central Plateau with low-cost lime seedlings, training, and support necessary to successfully expand their production to include lime and yield additional revenue from this commercial crop that is in high global demand. Both SFA and APEC will then sell the lime to Firmenich who transform it into essential oil. As a result, in addition to improving the livelihoods of these farmers, Firmenich and its partners will also protect against soil erosion in Haiti, and contribute to reforestation in a country that is 98% deforested.

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Commitment

Firmenich Sustainable Lime Project in Haiti

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$375,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Firmenich Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation S.A.