WELCOME to the Tour " ROUTE DU CAFE "
ADOPT A COFFEE TREE AT FOND JEAN NOEL

Promoting the rebirth of coffee production in Southeast Haiti by raising funds to help the Farmers of the area

Fond Jean Noel, local host of the pilot project 

Fond Jean Noel, local host of the pilot project
Fond Jean Noël, Latitude: 18 ° 15'32.04 "North, longitude: 72 ° 16'58.57" West.
Fond Jean Noël, fourth (4th) communal section of Marigot in the southeast of Haiti, located at eight hundred (800) meters above sea level, about forty-six (46) km from Cayes-Jacmel, has a population of approximately twenty-three thousand (23,000) inhabitants for about 3500 families spread over an area of 50.7 km2 of which 86% of households depend on agriculture proceeds, especially the cultivation of coffee.
Fond Jean Noël is well known for the quality of its soil (still free of chemical fertilizers) conducive to the cultivation of coffee and also for the warm and welcoming people.
Today, these populations, victims of several natural disasters over the past decades, live in anxiety and are in dire need of assistance in order to start over their coffee plantations and re-create life in their locality.

Brief history of coffee.

The information relates to the last decade for which routine data collection work has been done, 1996-2006.

The coffee chain, in Haiti, shows a continuing decline in production. This fall was switched on over a period of 50 years. According to estimates of the international organization of coffee (ICO), for the year 2006 production of Haiti is at 46,200,000 pounds against 56,628,000 pounds in 1996 and represents approximately 0.2% of the world production valued at 15,992,846,760 pounds. There are no more statistics after 2006.

And today, 20 years later, it is painful to move figures as dismal as 1500 pounds of gourmet annually for Fond Jean Noël coffee when this population provided alone, nearly 3% of the national coffee production. 

The advantages of the approach:

The Project

   The idea of the project started with the group of developers led by Rudolf Derose, the son of a well-known Haitian artist named Ansy Derose, who’s song: “ Mon Crime” (my crime) contains the evocative track: “ I spend all my time searching, creating, because it's my life I fight my best since I want to be useful to my community”.  The excursion “ ROUTE DU CAFÉ " on this train of thought, at the base in Cayes Jacmel, was created in collaboration with the Haitian Coffee Platform of the Southeast (PCAHSE), including the Association of coffee growers, “ l’Association des Planteurs de Café de Fond Jean Noël (APKF)”, to specifically attract the attention of fellow citizens and all people of good will to the problematic and act together to rebuild coffee plantations.
 
Ansy is one of the first to follow after Jacques Roumain in « Gouverneur de la Rosée »  drawing public attention with his song : « Frè Do », to the deforestation and the rural exodus in Haiti.    
  • Adopt a seedling of coffee means participate in sustainable reforestation;
  • Adopt a seedling of coffee means create a permanent nursery enabling a constant growth of the fields at all time and against all odds;
  • Adopt a seedling of coffee means helping peasant families to regain their dignity;
  • Adopt a seedling of coffee means help create employment in various fields related to the coffee crops and gourmet by-products like the transformation of coffee into liquor, candies, pageantry craft as in the creation of jewelry made with coffee beans (a way to raise the value of the production, especially the rejected beans after selection for export) and other natural elements; all of this in the perspective of having additional goods to offer to the flow of tourists/visitors;
  • Adopt a seedling of coffee means help protect health because it has been revealed that the coffee consumption can be beneficial in many clinical cases and even the consumption of coffee bean infusions  may slow down the degeneration of human vital organs such as the liver, kidneys and pancreas.
 
We take the challenge of making an attempt to replant the 600 hectares, to support the farmers in achieving successful coffee growth sustainably, by assisting in the processing and the marketing. Our commitment is to ensure that a percentage of the income generated be re-invested into social services and youth development such as school programs, health centers, clean drinking water, cultural centers and sports fields, to name among others, to positively improve the needs of the local community.    

ADOPT A COFFEE SEEDLING   

This idea is inspired from the launch of the tour “ ROUTE DU CAFÉ”, which aims to attract attention on the problem of the culture of the coffee and the need of supporting growers of coffee in general and more particularly down Southeast of Haiti between Belle-Anse and Tom Gato, passing through down Fond Jean Noel and Cap Rouge. 

The area for the reforestation is a total of 16000 hectares in the perspective to restore the coffee place so important in the Haitian universe, as both as the ecosystem bank and the peasants.
   
 This is a large and ambitious project, which is why we have chosen Fond Jean Noel as a pilot emphasizing the objective of planting coffee seedlings over 600 hectares of land ready to be planted. This area is where the project has started and will continue to develop between now and 2018.
Adopting a seedling is to actively participate in the restocking of the coffee lands with a dual purpose:
  • Protect and maintain the ecosystem while promoting the ongoing actions to maintain a stable microclimate.
  • Another benefit of this project is to assist the farming families to regain their financial balance within the context and reach the level of sustainable development.
The project is challenging and exciting and the proceeds benefit assistance to the communities, to their coffee growing tradition and provide economic continued stability.      
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1)  Adopt Your Own Coffee seedling
Adopt a coffee seedling for yourself, to offer to a relative or a friend. 
  • You will be able to name and number your seedling 
  • You will receive the photo of your seedling with the name and a unique tree number.
   
2)  Certificate of Adoption.
  • We will email you a certificate of adoption for immediate use.
  • Within 10 to 15 business days we will ship you a beautiful, personalized framed certificate and the picture of your tree.
  • Every 3 months  you will receive an email with the photo of the tree to see how it is growing.

Adopt your coffee tree at Fond Jean Noel now ! 

$45.00

One time fee per tree !

Contact Us

Address:  Tesserre Cayes Jacmel
Cayes Jacmel, Haiti
Telephone:   (509) 37015009 / (829) 8747925
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