There is a small chance that you grew up in a village as solidary as Riandy’s (36). On the Indonesian island of Sangihe, just of the shore, you will find a large field with laundry hanging and laying to dry, causing a colourful palette. In a circle around that field, there are about twenty houses. One of the houses is under construction. Everyone makes a contribution; when residents have some time on their hands, they carry a stone or wooden board. Right among the houses is a small cemetery, where children are playing. In a sense, even the deceased participate, with overseeing the village. Further along, we see a mosque and community center where meetings and events are organised.
Ultimate transparency: knowing the people who grew your food. With the new blockchain application from Verstegen Spices & Sauces and Fairfood, you get to know the farmers behind your nutmeg – Tony, Pransisko, Hertje and Jamal for example. The platform is now live. We visited a few farmers ahead of the launch to find out more about their lives, businesses and dreams. Today, we want to introduce you to Riandy and Miriam.