Guatemala is a very fertile country, with more than 300 microclimates, allowing to develop virtually any crop.
Learning about the low sustainability and lack of traceability of the patchouli value chain, we decided to develop this new crop in Guatemala, controlling the full value chain.
After a successful R&D in our own fields, we moved to grow this crop partnering with local communities, following an outgrower model, as a way to support those communities through an alternative to their traditional crops.
Our patchouli is traceable, from the seedling to the oil. We know each and every farmer and provide them continuously with technical assistance.
Patchouli is a shade crop, so farmers can develop in association with their current crop (banana, coffee…) providing them with an additional income. We also commit to purchase 100% of the production a fixed price, giving them security when cultivating.
By developing a new product in a new country, we can provide our clients with full visibility on the supply and pricing of patchouli, aiming to hedge them against market variations.