In Uganda, Firmenich second country of sourcing, Firmenich is working with its longtime supplier, member of #NaturalsTogether. In 2008, a tripartite partnership began between them, Firmenich and DANIDA (official development cooperation agency of Denmark) to ensure long term and high quality vanilla production.
This program and continuous action have allowed to: increase farmers’ incomes thanks to farming best practices trainings, provide a greater access to savings and loans (helping farmers to develop business) and improve food security while developing new sources of revenues with a mixed farming model associating Vanilla with Coffee and other activities.
With an NGO, Firmenich supplier has created numerous campaigns for health awareness and prevention. Recently, to solve some crisis issues, vanilla By Laws (legal framework) have been established and the security of farmers has been improved with guards patrol.
Benefits in use
Allows perfect solubility in water and alcohol. Used in combination with vanilla extracts to boost the sweet vanillic profile