How Fair Trade Has Made a Difference
Production Investment: CACVRA members used Fair Trade Premiums to form a small credit system. Donations of organic fertilizer and farming tools helped the startup of this project. Funds were used to strategically locate new drying mills (both community and family-run) in areas with the highest production. A storage facility was constructed by one of the wet mill plants, and new vehicles, also purchased with portions of the Fair Trade premium, improved transporting speeds and overall efficiency.