Nuchia Foods: What is Chia - A Green Future for Haiti


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Haiti is ripe for the cultivation of Chia Seed. It's proximity to the US, availability of land, workers and the quality of our test crops are key benefits.

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  • Mission of Hope Haiti in Grand Goave is now growing Chia seeds. They will provide the area with another avenue of employment which is part of their on going outreach. We are are also excited to include disease and bacteria free water to Haiti.
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Nuchia Foods: What is Chia - A Green Future for Haiti

  1. 1. A Green Future For Haiti <br />A brighter life for Haitians<br />
  2. 2. Chia, <br />(Salvia Hispanica, L) <br />Grown In Haiti, Exported to the World<br />
  3. 3. What is Chiaslaviahispanica l<br />Its called the Super Grain<br />It’s the Healthiest Food Grain known<br />Has the highest value of Omega 3 fatty acids of any food products, Omega 3 helps build healthy bodies and fights cardiovascular disease<br />It’s better than Flax, bran, or whole wheat <br />
  4. 4. Let’s build on Haiti’s long history in agriculture <br />From<br />Sugar Cane<br />To Coffee<br />To Cocoa<br />To Cotton<br />Now To<br />Chia<br />To Mango<br />
  5. 5. Chia farming will bring<br /><ul><li>A new source of revenue for Haitian farmers
  6. 6. Farm workers will be paid well
  7. 7. Chia an engine for country side development
  8. 8. Exports mean a stronger Haitian dollar
  9. 9. A stronger dollar means a stronger economy
  10. 10. Chia means healthier families
  11. 11. Can Plant 2, crops a year
  12. 12. Grows in mountainous areas
  13. 13. Good for the environment
  14. 14. Green Country sides!</li></li></ul><li>Chia is grown in Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, and California<br />Chia is a functional food, US Food and Drug administration (FDA)<br />Has been consumed as food for over 500 years – 1st cultivated by the Aztecs<br />It’s history as a food dates back to 3500 BC<br />In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration regards Chia as having an established history of safe consumption as a food<br />Chia is natural, has a long shelf life, requires no processing and will store without refrigeration <br /><ul><li>Aztecs cultivated Chia </li></li></ul><li>Chia is a rare plant and only grows in a few places in the world. <br />Chia’s rarity is due to it’s special growing <br /> environment<br />It requires:<br />Mountainous areas generally 1,500<br /> to 5000 feet above sea level<br />Tropical conditions with <br /> long sunny days and cool nights<br />Areas that are no more than 24 <br /> degrees north or south of the <br /> equator, and grows best at 10 <br /> degrees north or south of the <br /> equator<br />Moderate rain fall<br />
  15. 15. Will it Grow in Haiti?<br />Lab results from L Estere<br />Meet and exceed world standards!<br />We has had successful test crops in:<br />L Estere<br />Beaumont<br />Cap Haitien<br />Le Gonove<br />Miragoane<br />Plaine du Cul de Sac<br />Jacmel<br />Plaine du Mout Piton<br />St Mare<br />Gonaives<br />Cawonperri<br />Nearly ever region of Haiti will benefit<br />Covance Laboratory is the top food testing lab in America<br />
  16. 16. The world market for Chia is over 23,000 T (or 50 Million Pounds)<br />Currently there are about 4500 T (or 10 Million Pounds) Available in the market<br />
  17. 17. Large food companies like General Mills and cereal manufacturers would like to begin adding Omega 3 from Chia to their products<br />But they need more than is available today<br /><ul><li>Chia will grow in Haiti
  18. 18. Haiti has a large available work force
  19. 19. Haiti has vast amounts of underutilized land that can be used to grow Chia
  20. 20. Haiti’s people and the Haitian economy can benefit</li></li></ul><li>Our Company Is an S.A. registered in Haiti<br />Our Company Is a US Corporation registered in Orlando, Florida<br />We have clients now in the US who are willing to place orders for 450 T (or 1 Million Pounds) of Chia grown in Haiti<br />
  21. 21. Competition for this business is from Mexico<br />Mexico produce over 1,800 T (4 Million Pounds) of Chia annually<br />The Mexican Government provides land to Chia Growers to use free<br />The Government has a staff person in one of the Ministries to assist it’s Chia growers<br />Mexico is the leading producer of Chia <br />To be competitive In Haiti we must :<br />Get approval from the Ministry of Agriculture<br />Seek the free use of Government land <br />Get Government assistance to help coordinate and educate farmers about Chia<br />