Using a diverse range of tutor trees and reviving indigenous forest garden techniques. The cultivation areas within the beautiful forest of West Bali National Park remain protected while safeguarding habitats and restoring precious ecosystems. It is also providing vital alternative livelihoods to the local forest community and increasing their resilience to climate change.
Bali has a rich history of vanilla production, once dominating even Madagascar as a sought-after origin. However, over the past two decades, what was missing was a local curing facility dedicated to the traditional bourbon method. Rushed sun drying and industrial shortcuts had taken over. The co-operative we work with in collaboration with visionary local partners, has birthed a best-in-class curing facility adhering faithfully to the traditional bourbon curing process, while infusing modern precision adaptations.