A new country has been added to the map of farmers and workers participating in Fairtrade International’s system. The Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association on the island of Savai’i is a young organization with a small membership, and just became certified in early September.
The association aims to contribute to the recovery of the coconut cream industry in Samoa, an important contributor to the local economy that has declined by 50 percent in the last 10 years. Krissy Co, a local buyer, along with Nice Blocks, a New Zealand ice cream company, and Fairtrade Australia/New Zealand supported the farmers as they worked to become certified.
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