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Sesame

Charter Principles 2015 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$0.3 million credit given to farmers to purchase: herbicides, fertilisers and harvesting equipment.
2. Improved yield       
  • 7.2 metric tonnes of high quality seeds distributed, planting 1,380 hectares
  • 1,100 farmers received training on Good Agricultural Practices
  • 10 farmer field schools or demonstration plots established for practical learning sessions
3. Labour practices
  • 300 farmers trained on good labour practices, especially child labour
4. Market access
  • 400 tonnes purchased from 1,380 hectares
5. Quality
  • US$0.16 million paid to farmers in certification and quality premiums
6. Traceability
  • 100% of tonnage is traceable
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • Constructed 2 bore holes in 2 villages

 

8. Environmental impact
  • Working with local agronomists to improve soil fertility with optimal chemical application and crop rotation


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