Fairfood is aiming for fair coconut
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 coconuts from Indonesia - for a fair price. And you can buy one!
Surviving in the coconut industry
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 blogs: climb for your life
This is Refly, a 50-year old farmer with two children. He has a 1 hectare of land and there are approximately 100 coconut trees on it. He doesn’t earn enough with this to meet the everyday needs of his family. That is why he also works for other farmers, as a climber. He climbs up …Read more
Fairfood blogs: lesson about copra!
Day three of the fieldwork is over! I was enormously well helped in the process by Pa George and Pa Robby; two established coconut farmers who run the Farmers’ Coconut Association. Everyone receives them with great respect. And they receive me with enormous curiosity in particular :-). When I tell them what I have come …Read more
Fairfood blogs: Investigating!
Today, I (Anna) am leaving for Indonesia! I will be investigating for Fairfood how it is possible that the farmers who produce coconuts often live below the poverty line, while others in the production chain earn good money from it. Large volumes of coconut oil are shipped from Indonesia and the Netherlands is major importer …Read more