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ForesTrade & PPKGO for their commitment to integrate sustainable development throughout their coffee project. Examples noted by the Committee were:
  • For successfully operating a sizable cooperative that contains five different ethnic groups in an area where there is a history of ethnic and political conflicts
  • For providing farmer members with training and technical support in innovative organic agriculture methods and im proved shade management.
  • For PPKGO's financial investment using additional funds from its' organic and Fair Trade premiums for various community building projects, such as:
    • A potable water system benefiting more than 1,500 people in three communities.
    • Assisting farmers in building and repairing 34 homes
    • Providing supplemental financing for the construction of three local schools
    • Building new roads and repairing/upgrading existing ones
    • Refurbishing Mosques
    • Constructing one football (soccer) field
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