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Haiti - Agriculture : The Haitian Cocoa recognized as one of the Best in the World
01/11/2013 10:57:22

Haiti - Agriculture : The Haitian Cocoa recognized as one of the Best in the World
Haiti [stand A22] is the guest of honor at the International Exhibition of chocolate, a global event that has become a truly international label, will host for 5 days from October 30 to 3 November 2013, more than 550 participants, chocolate makers (chocolatiers), Chefs and Pastry chefs, presenters and experts of cocoa from around the world, held in France Viparis, Porte de Versailles Pavillons #5 on over 20,000 m2 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm every day.

Christophe Chauveau, director of cooperative programs at AVSF (Agronomists and Veterinarians Without Borders) stresses "In a few years we have gone from a low cocoa quality, purchased at low cost by large intermediaries, to a high-quality cocoa, a vintage sought by French chocolatiers. The recent selection of the cocoa FECCANO [Haitian cooperative of producer] at International Cocoa Awards makes proud all smallholder cooperative and encourages them to continue the work towards greater quality and equity."

To achieve this, AVSF and its two partners, the Haitian farmers cooperative FECCANO and French cooperative of fair trade "ETHIQUABLE", working together for several years for small cocoa producers can live with dignity of their work, while producing a high quality product. The producers were trained in the fermentation of cocoa, a fundamental step to reveal its subtle aromas.

Join Haiti at Chocolate Fair (Salon du Chocolat). Sale of Haitian chocolate fair and bio : stand A22
Conferences tasting "Haiti - Land of Cocoa !" Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm with Guito Gilot, Federation of Cooperatives of cocoa growers of northern Haiti, David Millet (AVSF), Valentine Tibère and Christophe.
Show of Haitian artists (dancers, storytellers, drummers) Saturday, November 2 at noon.

Learn more about the project to support small producer of cocoa in Haiti : www.avsf.org/fr/posts/832/full/du-cacao-de-qualite-et-equitable-au-nord-d-haiti (in french)

More information about the Salon du Chocolat : www.salonduchocolat.fr/accueil.aspx

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