For years, Discovery Organics has sourced bananas, mangos, avocados and other fruit from cooperatives in Northern Peru, made up of thousands of small farmers, the majority with just one city block of land. These regions are desert, with annual rainfalls of 2 inches, and irrigated by rivers draining from the Andes.
Discovery Organics has spent the past few weeks working with retailers to sell mangos from Peru, where full proceeds will be transferred back to the producers through the Fair Trade cooperative model. Proceeds will be going to help support relief efforts now under way after months of torrential rain. Learn more by reading the full story here
Fair Trade Vancouver is proud to announce an exciting international opportunity to learn about where our food comes from by gaining firsthand experience in Mexico! Two lucky individuals are going to be selected for a two week placement to work the fields and learn about agricultural production, along the challenges that producers are facing.
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