Well Earth Partnership: Vanilla from Uganda
Frontier Co-op has developed a support program for small-scale Indian farmers to increase their production of heirloom turmeric varieties that yield the highest levels of curcumin, the root’s most highly sought-after compound. Together with long-time Well Earth partner Peermade Development Society Organic Spices (PDS), we're converting small-scale farmers to organic production and creating sustainable incomes for them. It's a three-year project to bring over 100 farmers into organic cultivation of high-curcumin varieties by providing root stock, soil and leaf analysis, and training. Frontier Co-op will purchase all of the turmeric that the project produces, guaranteeing the farmers a profitable market for the high-curcumin product they grow.