Sustainable trade (Social)
"Conacado Agroindustrial S.A. (Conacado) in the Dominican Republic is among the leading producer organisations of sustainable cocoa. The company sources, dries, ferments and exports sustainable cocoa to buyers in amongst others Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom and Mexico.
The farmers are the direct owners of Conacado and have been involved since the start. The farmers' network is strong and includes a long track record of technical, social and community assistance.
The trade finance provided by Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund allows Conacado to pay the farmers directly upon delivery of their produce.
KEY INDICATORS as of 31 December 2015:
- number of farmers: 8,667
- number of hectares: 21,490 hectares of sustainably
Smallholder farmers in developing countries do not necessarily reap the rewards of a complex international trade system. So, by financing fair trade enterprises we aim to make sure that individuals and their families are paid fairly for their products.