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October was an exciting month for Fairtrade in the Pacific, as we ushered in not one but two newly certified producer organisations. This brings the total number of Fairtrade certified groups in the Pacific to 16.
After the worst floods in a century caused devastation across Kerala in August, we hear from the director of a local farmers’ cooperative, the newly appointed chairman of Fairtrade’s Network of Asia and Pacific Producers (NAPP), Bijumon Kurian:
We are excited to announce the release of the 2017-18 Fairtrade ANZ annual report.
Fairtrade ANZ has welcomed Alang Daom Coffee Estate Inc. (Alang Daom) to the Fairtrade network of Pacific producer organisations.
This July saw the official launch of Fairtrade ANZ’s engagement with the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) in Samoa. The program is the result of a partnership between Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fairtrade ANZ, Krissy Company Ltd. (Krissy Co.) and Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association (SCFA) which aims to develop a new Fairtrade organic coconut cream product for Australian and New Zealand markets. This project aims to increase incomes for 200 smallholder coconut farming households on the rural island of Savai’i and create over 30 new jobs for local Samoans.
The fertile cropping lands of Kerala, in southern India, have been hit by the worst monsoonal flooding in nearly a century, leaving almost 400 people dead.