One has not to forget “The small farmers grow around 70% of the planet’s food which means 2 billion people dependent on small scale farming for their survival but same time 50% of the world’s hungry people are smallholding farmers”. It’s a quite challenging to address it.
Bijumon , MD, Plantrich.
Plantrich actively took part in the exhibition and many prominent & prospective clients visited the stall and expressed the requirements and appreciated the MASS & Plantrich activities from so long in organic farming.
At Biofach, it was too good sessions conducted by Fairtrade International by bringing representative of producers across the globe which helped to understand the regional strength of fair-trade system and challenges as well. It was amazing session by Harriet/Larry which opened up the strategy requirements for future of fair-trade system, kind of investment needed, areas of investment needed, development of producers communication tool effectively, strengthen of Regional and National organizations to transform the fair-trade ideas, approaches, current situations, supply chain, funds arrangements and marketing support and to support all the activities of producers group transparently.
Mr. Bijumon Kurien given a press note at press conference organised by Fairtrade International, how Indian producers groups straggle earlier days and how fair-trade make socio-economic changes in their life, premium projects including primary health, primary education, women groups empowerment etc. The MASS is ideal organization demonstration its best efforts to bring farmers under fair-trade system and show them sustainable agriculture for future.
Also he awared the German FT sales & marketing team and FABI awards encouraged them to think beyond what they do.
Great platform/team to work with during the exhibition including Fairtrade International, Fairtrade Germany. All the best and keep moving.