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WHICH LEADS TO EROSION THAT DECREASES OUR HARVESTS T HIS IS WHY I DECIDED TO WORK WITH F UEL FROM THE F IELDSYET 70% OF H AITIANS RELY ON WOOD FOR COOKING.

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1 WHICH LEADS TO EROSION THAT DECREASES OUR HARVESTS T HIS IS WHY I DECIDED TO WORK WITH F UEL FROM THE F IELDSYET 70% OF H AITIANS RELY ON WOOD FOR COOKING I HAVE SEEN THE MASSIVE DEFORESTATION OF MY COUNTRY I AM M ILIANE FROM H AITI A S DEFORESTATION INTENSIFIES, WE TACKLE DIMINISHING WOOD FUEL SUPPLY BY TRAINING H AITIAN FARMERS TO TURN CROP WASTE INTO AFFORDABLE COOKING CHARCOAL FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES. F UEL FROM THE F IELDS R YAN (E NTREPRENEUR FROM USA)  E PHREM (A GRICULTURAL E NGINEER FROM R WANDA )  M ILIANE (C HARCOAL T RAINER FROM H AITI ) J ESSICA (C IVIL E NGINEER FROM USA)  M UTALE (M ILLER FROM Z AMBIA )  Z ACH (U RBAN P LANNER FROM USA)

2 35%-40% of the wood charcoal used in Haiti comes from producers in the Dominican Republic. The largest barriers to dissemination are 1) crop waste availability, and 2) lack of a clear path to commercialization. 98% deforestation = increase in fuel cost T HE C HALLENGE A T AILORED S OLUTION HaitiDominican Republic Unused crop waste is carbonized and made into charcoal briquettes, becoming an income-generating, alternate source of energy.

3 Fuel Data / Household Quantity: 2 large cans / day Expenses on charcoal: $0.38-$1.25 / day (Up to 40% of income) Time spent cooking: 3 hr / day Where they buy from: Market, street & home delivery Fuel Data / Household Quantity: 2 large cans / day Expenses on charcoal: $0.38-$1.25 / day (Up to 40% of income) Time spent cooking: 3 hr / day Where they buy from: Market, street & home delivery End User: Cooking mothers purchase charcoal and have shown interest in the environment during sales tests, but may not pay extra for non-wood charcoal. T HE U SER

4 Training / Production Identification / Microfinance Fuel from the Fields works with local partners to identify interested farmer cooperatives in the Central Plateau of Haiti. Transport / Distribution Marketing / Sales Profit Sharing Farmer Co-ops Bon Chabon (“good charcoal” in Kreyòl) >10 ha of cropland <20 km of market T HE P LAN Co-ops form a micro-enterprise called “Bon Chabon,” which collectively has enough land to support production and is located to minimize transport costs.

5 Funds are pooled together to purchase equipment. We continue partnering with universities to further develop the technologies and process. Working with local agronomists helps us train farmers in increasing crop yields and charcoal production. Participating co-ops buy shares in the community-owned enterprise through microfinance partners, who also provide management training. We support Bon Chabon in initial advertising activities, such as packaging design and building awareness of our eco-friendly charcoal. Together, we will develop the supply chain, negotiate transport arrangements and identify appropriate charcoal retailers to sell our product. Retailers receive a margin of sales revenue. Profits are shared by Bon Chabon based on each co-op’s participation. Bon Chabon’s operations are sustained by charcoal sales. We may recover some costs from sales, but will supplement with other revenue streams. $ Microfinance Training / Production Identification / Microfinance Transport / Distribution Marketing / Sales Profit Sharing Bon Chabon (“good charcoal” in Kreyòl) Training / Production Identification / Microfinance Transport / Distribution B ON C HABO N Marketing / Sales $ $ $ Profit Sharing Fuel from the Fields helps advertise, establish market linkages Partner with agronomists CO 2 Credits? Fuel from the Fields (for-profit, community-owned) (non-profit) $ $

6 By locating production near demand, the end user receives significant savings and farmers earn supplemental income. The value created stays in Haiti. S UPPLY C HAIN C OMPARISON Cost in $US per user per day ProducerWholesalerRetailer End User Traditional Wood Charcoal Value Chain $0.75 $0.45$0.25$0.13 Farmer/ ProducerRetailer End User Crop Waste Briquette Value Chain $ $0.20 $ $0.45 $ % Savings to End User Value to Dominican Republic $0.25-$0.35 Value to Dominican Republic $0.25-$0.35 Value Staying in Haiti $0.60 Value Staying in Haiti $0.60 Value Staying in Haiti $0.40-$0.50 Value Staying in Haiti $0.40-$0.50 End User $0.15 End User

7 O UR I MPACT : Y EAR 1 10 Bon Chabon enterprises 156 families in the value chain $30k economic value $10k used to go to Dominican Republic 100 tons of briquettes displacing use of wood charcoal 100 households’ fuel needs Next Steps to Increase Impact: Incorporate interested wood charcoal makers who are already established in the market. Investigate potential of pairing charcoal with fuel efficient stoves, food production efforts and biochar. national crop waste potential = 40,000 tons of briquettes

8 T HE P ATH F ORWARD : N EXT 9 M ONTHS ActivityToday Aug 2010 Sep 2010 Oct 2010 Nov 2010 Dec 2010 Jan 2011 Feb 2011 Mar 2011 Apr 2011 End User & Consumer Testing Team & Partnership Building Fundraising & Revenue Streams Pilot Implementation (first 10 sites) Haiti: Country / Partnerships Director (1) Agronomists / Trainers (2) Supply Chain Manager (1) USA: Program Director (1) Need additional expertise in agronomy/environmental analysis, hire key Haitian employee, and fundraise additional $65,000 for pilots.

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