With organic cocoa beans from 10 origins and our own coca processing facility, organic cocoa is one of our most important and fascinating products. Tradin Organic not only focuses on the quality of products, but also provides our farmers with social and educational services. We go beyond organic with the vision of delivering the world’s most sustainable organic cocoa products.
Worldwide, most organic cocoa is produced by smallholder farmers and we are proud to collaborate with thousands of organic coca farmers who work hard to produce organic coca and to provide for their families.
In Sierra Leone, most cocoa plantations are old and have low productivity levels. We are committed to support organic cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone to upgrade their plantations and boost their productivity. For this reason, Tradin Organic and our partners carry out several cocoa technical assistance programs in Sierra Leone to train our farmer-suppliers into professional and reliable organic cocoa growers. These programs contribute to the development of integrated and inclusive, sustainable, regenerative organic value chains that deliver high-quality products and generate rural economic growth.
During 2018, we started working on Fairtrade certification for our organic cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone. We supported our farmers with technical assistance and helped to pre-finance the certification fees. All the farmer cooperatives that we work with in Sierra Leone are now Fairtrade certified. Thanks to the Fairtrade certification, our cocoa farmers receive a Fairtrade Premium, on top of the organic premium.
From February 2021, several trainers from Ecotop Consult have demonstrated best practices concerning cocoa farm maintenance and rehabilitation in our sourcing area in Sierra Leone. Over 300 farmers attended this training and gave many positive reactions. These trained farmers will serve as facilitators in their communities through the Farmer Field School structure and replicate the training to other framers who could not attended.
Tradin Organic Agriculture B.V.
Stationsplein 61 - 65
1012AB Amsterdam, NL