Commitment to Action

Haitian Moringa Value Chain

Commitment by

Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA)

In 2015, Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and its partners committed to create and implement a new value chain in Haiti for moringa, qualified as a “superfood” for its exceptionally high nutritional content and a crop that is increasing in global demand. Over the course of one year, SFA will provide agricultural training to 730 smallholder farmers, as well as technical assistance and business training for women farmers to help them establish and expand small businesses for processing the moringa leaves into powder. In addition, SFA will establish a new commercial export company with participating farm cooperatives who will receive shares to become part owners. The US-based Kuli Kuli company will create a new food product made from Haitian smallholder grown-and-processed moringa leaf powder. Whole Foods Market will then introduce this new food product through a minimum of 150 of its U.S. stores.

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Commitment

Haitian Moringa Value Chain

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$550,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Whole Foods Market, Inc., The Timberland Company, Kuli Kuli, World Central Kitchen, POS Bio-Sciences, Haiti Ministry Of Environment, Prodem SA