Healthy Planet

We rely heavily on the environment to produce our organic ingredients. Healthy soils and favorable climate conditions are essential for our organic farmers to successfully grow their crops. Despite this, climate change is causing irregular climate patterns for many of our farmers, and soil erosion is affecting farm lands across the globe. In an effort to combat these ongoing changes, we are working with our farmers to help them to protect and strengthen their soils and adapt to climate change. In addition, we are continuously working to reduce our own environmental footprint. With these actions, we hope to help to secure a sustainable supply of organic food ingredients for now and for the future. 

Working with our Farmers

Working with our Farmers

Tradin Organic works with thousands of organic farmers across the world, many of whom are facing environmental challenges such as climate change and soil erosion. To offer our support, we have an extensive team of agronomists based around the globe who pay regular visits to our sourcing projects to provide technical support and monitor production. In some areas, we organize farmer field schools to help our farmers boost their productivity, increase the health of their soils and cope with increasingly irregular climate patterns. Our farmer field schools range from organic fertilizer production for our sesame farmers in Ethiopia to productivity trainings for our organic cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone. 

Reducing our Footprint

Reducing our Footprint

We are continuously monitoring the environmental footprint of our offices and processing facilities in order to reduce our carbon emissions, water use and waste generation. 

A good example of our efforts is our organic cocoa processing facility in the Netherlands, Crown of Holland, who have implemented an ambitious waste reduction program. The plant collects the shells of the cocoa beans, which are usually discarded as a waste product, and sell them to local cattle farmers as a supplement for their animal feed. In addition, used plastic and paper packaging materials are collected separately for recycling. As a result of these measures, the processing facility does not waste any raw materials and sends minimal waste to landfill. Complementing these waste reducing procedures are the solar panels, which are installed on the roof of the facility to provide electricity for its offices.  

Another example of our sustainable practices is our organic sesame processing facility in Ethiopia, Selet Hulling. This facility uses the dry-hulling method to process sesame seeds, which uses considerably less water than the traditional wet hulling method. This helps to minimize our water consumption in the facility and preserve this valuable resource. 

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