Season’s greetings from Fairfood!

27 December 2016
Looking back & what’s ahead
For the past few months we have been working on some great plans for Fairfood. We can’t reveal too much about it now, but it will be awesome! Stay tuned for exciting news in early 2017.  We can’t wait to get started! But before that, let’s take a look at what we have done in 2016 to improve the lives of workers and farmers in our food chains.

Companies urged to improve income for vanilla farmers
Based on our extensive research in Madagascar’s Sava region where most vanilla is produced, we provided these multinationals with concrete steps that can be taken. They have the power to create sustainable change, even in the short term. Fairfood will keep a close eye on these companies and make sure that the vanilla farmers’ days will be merrier and brighter in the seasons to come.

Fairfood fights for decent working conditions of tomato pickers in Morocco
In March 2016 Fairfood and the Moroccan labour union FNSA organized a global conference with over 100 experts ranging from companies to governments. The focus was on how to improve working conditions in global food chains, using examples of good practices, innovation and collaboration.The value chain approach of Fairfood’s project in Morocco was nominated for the Spindle Innovation Awards 2016.

Living Wage Lab, innovative solutions for a decent living
Fairfood and Hivos celebrated the first anniversary of the Living Wage Lab. This is an initiative that gathers Dutch stakeholders in the agro-food sector to develop and experiment with innovative solutions for living wages in their supply chains. This social innovation project will continue into the new year, and will be a core part of Fairfood’s work in 2017 and beyond.