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Black pepper

Charter Principles 2016 key facts
1. Finance
  • Vietnam law prevents direct micro-finance from private Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies
2. Improved yield       
  • 100% of farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices
  • 5 farmer field schools
3. Labour practices
  • 100% of farmers trained in good labour practices
4. Market access
  • 442 tonnes certified by Rainforest Alliance
5. Quality
  • Packing materials supplied to farmers
  • Weighing scales and quality checking equipment distributed at the farmer cooperative buying locations
6. Traceability
  • 100% tonnage is traceable
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • US$2,400 spent on drinking water and sanitation facilities
  • Food parcels distributed to celebrate the Lunar New Year (rice, edible oil, sugar etc.)
8. Environmental impact
  • 100% farmers trained in water stewardship, soil fertility and Integrated Pest Management.
  • Farmers encouraged to plant trees as living poles for the pepper vines
  • Training includes the importance of digging waste pits, rather than burning; ecosystem conservation and wildlife protection.

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