Plaine du Nord, Cap Haïtien

FECCANO (“La Fédération des coopératives cacaoyères du Nord”) is a federation composed of 8 member cooperatives, created in 2002 under the impetus of different initiatives and local NGOs. Since the beginning, FECCANO's ambition has been to ensure Haitian cocoa is valued at its fair worth. For decades, the area's (and country's) cocoa was not fermented and sold at low prices to a network of intermediaries, thus positioning producers as simply poorly paid suppliers of raw materials. In 2007, FECCANO teamed up with French NGO AVSF to start fermenting its beans in an effort to increase the value of its cocoa. In doing so, FECCANO became the pioneer of high quality in cocoa in Haiti. Propelled by this rich history, Valrhona and FECCANO met in 2011. Our exchanges led to the signature of a five-year partnership in 2015 which will enable us to support these pioneering producers and promote the sustainability and value of Haitian cocoa. In 2020, this partnership was renewed for 10 years. 

2015 Partnership signature

Renewed in 2015 for 10 years

Cooperative Type of organization

4,261 Producers

Since 2017

Renegeration of over 50ha of “jardins créoles”, a local agroforestry system, in collaboration with AVSF (Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières)

Training in Good Agricultural Practices, including producing organic fertilizers and compost

63ha renovated

5 years after regeneration work was implemented, we see: • 2 x more revenues/ha (net added value) for regenerated plots vs control plots. • A transfers of skills among the Feccano teams

125 Producers

have been trained in good agricultural practices

40T of organic fertilizer

produced and applied

982 direct beneficiaries

including 127 who've renovated their plots (40% of whom are women)

5,052 indirect beneficiaries