Cha's Organics has always stood for a fair deal for farmers. That's why Cha's Organics products have been Fair Trade from day one.
Fair Trade offers real advantages to the producers who grow Cha's Organics spices, coconuts and tea by guaranteeing not only fair prices but also Fair Trade premiums paid directly to the growers. Instead of going into debt to purchase agricultural tools, seedlings, fertilizers and other chemical inputs before even planting a crop, the producers who grow Cha's Organics spices, coconuts and tea receive the organic seedlings, tools, natural fertilizers and more up front - purchased with the money received from Fair Trade premiums.
They also benefit from ongoing training on traditional and biodynamic organic farming methods that allow them to grow all of their crops in their biodiverse gardens without the use of any harmful and expensive chemical inputs. What's more, the Fair Trade premiums are also used to purchase school supplies for children in the farming community, build community centers, provide local drinking water supply, and equip women with the tools and training they need to become more financially secure.
These days, many agricultural producers around the world are faced with growing pressure to trade in their traditional, regenerative farming methods for the more costly, destructive, and polluting ones proposed by big agra. It's becoming increasingly evident that this form of modern-day agriculture, with it's deadly chemical agents, originally designed as bio weapons to be used for war, it's terminator biotech seed technology and it's complete disregard for the wellbeing of the very people it depends on to grow crops and consume end products, is nothing short of war culture. Our global food security is under very real threat from this state of affairs, and with stakes this high this is a war we can no longer choose to ignore.
In a world where so many of the very people that provide nourishment for our families can not even provide for the basic needs of their own, it is of growing importance that we act in solidarity with farmers across the world to build a brighter future, while protecting our global food supply. Choosing Fair Trade products is a concrete way to help achieve these goals.
As support for Fair Trade initiatives grows, so does the hope and inspiration for other producers to join the movement with new and innovative products. By choosing Fair Trade, we can truly create a better world where everyone is fed, children are free to play and learn, our planet's ecosystems are restored and the despair felt by so many producers today becomes only a distant memory.