Using fair trading principles, you have the power to change people’s lives. By making simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. This leads to direct benefit to societies, environment and economy. And that means a better life. A life allowing farmers to make their own decisions and control their future. One that bring schools to children, medical aid posts communities and helps with every day basic requirements like clean water. You can support our cause by shopping for vanilla beans in our online store.If you'd like to see how you can use our products, you can look at our vanilla bean extract recipes and much more.
SUPPORTING FAIRLY TRADED PRODUCTS & NATURAL AGRICULTURE
Why Native Vanilla is Pushing Fairly Traded Products
The farmers that Native Vanilla support are micro-farmers, based in small villages far from the city.
Regular challenges these farmers face is:
- High costs to transport their product to city
- Cooperatives buying at low market prices
- Lack of sustainable farming education
- Not understanding best practices for high quality vanilla production
- Little business savvy
- Fluctuations in global market pricing
Our community projects are built on sustainable development
How Native Vanilla Helps
Farmers face many challenges and often don’t have the resources or support to tackle these. At Native Vanilla, we are committed to sharing profits with farmers. We provide mobile buying hubs that reduce farmer’s transport costs. We do training for sustainable agriculture programs that educate and advocate the use of organic matter of composting, non-use of pesticides and the use of polyculture. We provide, small-business training for micro-farmers, as well as community project funding.