In January 2014, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership Initiative launched Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation (APEC), a peanut supply chain project in Haiti aimed at improving Haitian smallholder livelihoods through market connections. Haitian smallholders struggle to invest in long-term production assets like micro-orchards that significantly increase incomes, diversify risks and satisfy domestic and international demand.
Acceso is helping farmers diversify their crops to include sorghum, castor, lime, mango and sisal. With support from the Kellogg Foundation, up to 4, 650 farmers will gain access to long-term production assets such as mango, lime and sisal micro-orchards. This project will help targeted smallholder farmers to produce a diverse and strategic basket of crops that responds to market demand while increasing farmer incomes and overall competitiveness.
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