Peru balsam is a gum extracted with specific care from a tree growing only in El Salvador.
This traditional and exceptional production is threatened by very low prices and deforestation issues.
With its Joint Venture and #NaturalsTogether partner Nelixia; Firmenich has developed a Deep Roots program with a local cooperative of farmers.
The program guarantees harvesters a market security at a fair price, while ensuring best harvest and agricultural practices.
Nelixia has also especially improved harvesting conditions and safety of farmers. This shall secure their profession for next generations and the longevity of the unique traditional harvest and extraction of Peru Balsam.