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Koperativa Mpambolin’Ambanivolo Mananara (KOMAM)

The tropical rainforest of the remote Mananara-Nord Biosphere Reserve in northeast Madagascar is rich in biodiversity, with 13 different lemur species alone. Here, villagers are helping to protect the environment by using traditional, low-impact methods to produce vanilla, growing the orchids at the base of large trees in the forest. The traditional production process for the fragrant vanilla pods is complex and time-consuming. [...]

It All Began Around a Kitchen Table…

As a Co-operative, Organic Meadow provides a unique opportunity for organic farmers to collectively store, process and market organically-grown products including organic milk, organic dairy products, organic eggs and organic grains. Our goal is to unite small family farms under one brand, letting them share in the benefits of our marketing efforts. Organic Meadow is committed to ensuring fair, consistent financial returns [...]

Miel Mexicana Volcan Popocatépetl

When the Miel Mexicana Volcan Popocatépetl cooperative was founded in 2001, its members produced just 3 tonnes of honey. Now it exports over 500 tonnes of certified organic and fair-trade honey to 10 different countries every year. Though the cooperative works in ten Mexican states, it is based in Morelos, in southern Mexico, and most of its beekeepers work in the foothills of [...]

A Divine Story

Kuapa Kokoo is papa paa. That is, it's the best of the best. The Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmers cooperative in Ghana bands 45,000 cocoa farmers together. Together they own the majority share in the London-based chocolate manufacturer, Divine Chocolate. Thanks to Kim Naylor and Brian Moody for photographic images.

The Argan Tree

The Argan tree, Argania spinosa, is the sole species in the genus Argania. Vast tracts of Argan forest have been wiped out across arid north-west Africa – one half of the Argan forests - in the last century. This gnarled tree’s thick peel-covered fruit hides within its bitter tasting pith, a gem, or perhaps two. A hard nut contains a single, or [...]

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