BSCFA – Sugar in Belize

Almost 40% of Belize's exports are sugar. The country is heavily reliant on its ability to grow and trade sugar and provides employment for about 40-50,000 out of a population of 324,000. When it comes to poverty, this region of Belize is lower than the national average but recently the unemployment rate and the number ...

KPD – Coffee in Tanzania

Kaderes Peasants Development Plc (KPD) was set up in 2008 as a cooperative to help farmers receive a fair wage for their products. Before the introduction of Fairtrade, farmers would sell produce to local traders through middlemen for a very low price that hindered personal and community development in the region. The produce sold by farmers ...

ECOOKIM – Cocoa in Ivory Coast

Enterprise Coopérative Kimbre (ECOOKIM) is a group of seven cooperatives that joined together in 2004 to improve growing conditions and quality of cocoa that would be sent around the world. It took a while to get cooperatives going and successful in Ivory Coast but ECOOKIM is just one of many success stories. Things haven't been ...

The World’s Plastic Free Supermarket!

Last week, Europe's first plastic-free aisle opened its doors in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Ekoplaza in Amsterdam will have around 700 plastic-free products on its shelves, including meats, rice, dairy and much more food that is typically found in plastic packaging in many supermarkets. Instead, packaging will be made out of biodegradable materials or materials ...

Volta River Estates Ltd – Bananas in Ghana

Volta River Estates Ltd Volta River Estates Ltd (VREL) was set up in 1988 as a joint-venture between Ghana and The Netherlands and was Ghana's first commercial banana export operation. In 2012 it produced 4,400 tonnes of bananas, 67% of which were certified organic. VREL is located in Ghana's Eastern region in the Akwamu area. ...

Goal 4: Quality Education

Education is the fourth of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Although education is a right for many children across much of the developed world, in Africa, Asia, and parts of South America, many children grow up without ...

Thiashola Tea Estate – Tea in India

It's crazy to think that about 70,000 cups of tea are drunk around the world every second! It's by far the most popular drink around the world but farmers and workers associated with the tea crop are often exploited and not given a fair wage or ability to sustainably grow. The Thiashola Tea Estate The ...

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