Tradin Organic has been working in Vietnam since 2001. The country’s varied regions and diverse climate conditions offer ideal growing conditions for our organic products. With our local partners, we have set up projects for organic cashew nuts, organic tapioca starch, organic pineapple and many other tropical fruits. Our work in Vietnam is continuously growing and we are always looking to add new and exciting products.
After the Vietnamese government moved away from collective farming in the late 1990’s, Tradin Organic partnered with a large cashew farmers' collective. By investing in technical support and finance, Tradin Organic helped the collective to transition to organic farming and obtain organic certification, and since then, the partnership has evolved into a successful organic cashew project. Our agronomists continue to work with the organic farmers to improve the yield and quality of their crops and we maintain our technical support to the local processing facility to help guarantee quality, food safety and organic integrity.
After harvesting, our organic cashew nuts are hulled at a local processing facility. At this facility, the cashew nuts are hulled, cleaned and sealed for export. This organic cashew processing facility has state-of-the-art equipment and works in line with the highest quality and food safety standards. The facility hires mostly women, providing welcome employment opportunities for women in the region. The organic cashew processing facility is committed to provide fair conditions for their workers and the facility holds a SMETA certification, which helps guarantee decent employment conditions.
Tradin Organic has a team of agronomist, who frequently visit our organic cashew farmers in Vietnam. These field visits allow us to train our farmers and extension workers on organic production practices. In addition, our agronomists also monitor the existing production practices and traceability of the cashews, to help ensure that the organic control system is working accurately. Our quality staff also pays frequent visits to the cashew processing facility, to monitor the quality standards of the processing. Due to our local presence in Vietnam, we can continuously monitor the entire supply chain of our cashews.
From our organic cashew project in Vietnam, we can offer a variety of cashew products for different applications. Besides our whole organic cashew, we also offer organic cashew pieces. The whole cashews and cashew pieces are available in different sizes and they are great for retail packing. The cashews and pieces are also an excellent ingredient in trail mixes, breakfast cereals and bars.
Additionally, we offer organic cashew butter and organic cashew flour. Our organic cashew butter is a delicious natural product and it can be used as a spread, but also for making dairy replacers like vegan milk or vegan cheese. Our organic cashew flour is a great gluten-free alternative and can be used for a variety of bakery products.
In addition to organic cashew nuts, Tradin Organic also sources organic pineapple products from Southern Vietnam. Conventional (non-organic) pineapple cultivation usually relies on the intense application of synthetic pesticides which is often associated with soil and water contamination. Since our organic farmers are prohibitied from using synthetic inputs, the impact on the environment is reduced to a minimum. After harvest, the organic pineapples are processed locally into different products, such as organic pineapple slices IQF, organic pineapple rings or chunks (canned), organic pineapple juice, etc.
Our sourcing project is creating a positive impact on local farmers and workers in Vietnam. In addition to our organic certification, our cashew project possesses a social certification which helps to ensure the fair treatment of workers at the cashew processing facility. We are also supporting a health care program which provides health care insurance to over 120 farmers and their families. Looking forward, we aim to continue to have a positive impact on the lives of our farmers and continue to add new products to our portfolio, such as organic ginger, organic jackfruit and organic dragon fruit.
Tradin Organic Agriculture B.V.
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1012AB Amsterdam, NL