Your shopping is full of coconut... from farmers who don’t receive a fair wage for it.
Fairfood and the SDG’s: no poverty
On September 25th, the first SDG House was officially opened in the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. The SDG House is a community build up out of all the organizations housed in the KIT, that contribute to achieve the 17 SDG’s – Sustainable Development Goals – by 2030. Fairfood is working on 6 of …Read more
Living Wage Lab session #9: purchasing practices
Last week the partners of the Living Wage Lab (LWL) met up for another constructive session. Main subject: purchasing practices – how purchasing practices can influence local markets. The Living Wage Lab is an almost two year old initiative of Hivos en Fairfood. The lab wants to help companies in the agri-food sector to find solutions for …Read more
A coconut’s journey
Last April we sounded the coconut-alarm. The months that followed felt like nothing less than a gigantic rollercoaster. A super interesting and informative rollercoaster, that is. Time to look back and take a look ahead. What this project was all about: the many coconut farmers that are living below or on the poverty line. Worldwide …Read more
Unique blockchain project for a living wage for Indonesian farmers
At this moment, 55 Indonesian farmers are picking 1,000 coconuts in total and will receive a living wage for that from Fairfood. The route that the coconut will take to Dutch consumers can be followed in full thanks to the blockchain. In this way, Fairfood is demonstrating that this new technology can constitute a solution …Read more
Fairfood blogs: surviving together
Together with the ‘Green Warriors’ of Aliet Green, the company that is supplying coconuts to us, we drive over a beautiful mountain road. Not in search of outlooks, but insights. Because we would like to know more about ‘our’ farmers’ lives. How much or how little have they got to spend each month? How do …Read more
Fairfood is committed to fairly-produced food
Fairfood is dedicated to ensuring a living wage and fair prices in the food industry. That is very much needed, because there’s a lot going wrong unfortunately. However, together we can solve this.
We want fair coconuts
Right now we are focussing on our coconut campaign. A fair price is hardly ever paid for the coconut in our food. We believe that this needs to change. We want to show the size of the problem and contribute to the solution. That is why we imported our own coconuts from Indonesia - for a fair price.