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In its business conduct Nature's Pride pays a lot of attention to guaranteeing good working conditions with respect to the environment with our growers and we pay a fair price for their products. Furthermore, we continue to strive to contribute as much as possible to the social economic developments of the communities where the employees of the growers come from. We do this by establishing local projects, together with our growers.

Back to school! Kuychi - Peru

 Communities 

While children in the Netherlands had their spring break this week, children in Peru prepared themselves for the start of the new school year.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Nature's Pride and the Food Bank: healthy food, less waste

 Good Business |  Environment  

During the festive opening of the new vegetable and fruit collection point for Voedselbanken Nederland (Food banks the Netherlands) at ABC Westland in Poeldijk, we announced that we would structurally support this initiative. It is estimated that Nature's Pride will supply around 60,000 kilos of avocados annually. The first pallet of avocados was delivered this week, prior to the ceremonial opening.

Funded by: Nature's Pride

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Koerner builds new classrooms in Thailand

 Communities 

In this project, Koerner, with the support of the Nature's Pride
Foundation, has built three new classrooms for a primary school in a
remote area where turmeric growers live. 40 children aged between
3 and 7 years old can now also go to school close to home.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Less waste in Brazilian mangos due to ozone treatment

  Environment  

Preventing, reducing and valorising waste in our value chain is very important. Dedicated growers work for months to grow the best fruit and vegetables and it is very important that they actually reach the consumer.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Asunción reduces the ‘digital divide’ in Guatemala

 Communities 

There is a big difference between people and countries worldwide regarding access to communication technologies. This 'digital divide' leads to a big gap in opportunities for a better future within and between countries. Access to information enables people to learn new things in order to find a job, for example, or to manage their land or business better.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Better income for growers in Guatemala

 Good Business 

In 2015 Nature's Pride started a 2.5-year project aimed at increasing the income of small mangetout growers in Guatemala. The project focused on better seeds, improving the cultivation techniques, certification, and irrigation.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Agrokasa is committed to reduce litter in Peru

 Communities 

Litter is a huge challenge in many areas in Peru. Many people burn
their garbage or dump it in a public place. They often do not have
the right infrastructure, are not in the habit of separating waste
and are not aware of the harmful effects of their actions on their
health thus creating bad hygienic conditions in the community.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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School books and school benches for 5500 children from the Ivory Coast

 Communities 

Our mango-export company Ivoire Agreage works with growers who live in the northern part of the Ivory Coast in the Korhogo region. The schools in this area usually don't have enough resources.

Funded by: Mango Premie

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24 hours access to water in Las Pampas, Peru

 Communities 

The Peruvian mango season runs from December to May. Our mango grower Dominus has three locations in the north of Peru where mangos are grown. Many of the workers that participate in the harvest of mango's live in a very arid area called Las Pampas. Dominus has asked the pickers how they would like to spend the Fair Trade premium. The pickers indicated they wanted to increase the amount of time they have water available in their homes.

Funded by: Mango premie

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Vegetable gardens at public schools in Peru

 Communities 

Every year we organize our own Nature's Cross, where we run
with colleagues, family and friends to raise money for projects
like education or health care. For the Cross of 2017, our avocado
grower Agricola Don Ricardo, has in collaboration with the local
NGO Horizonte Corporativo, set up vegetable gardens at two
schools in Ica, Peru.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Health and women enterprises in Guatemala

 Communities 

The improvement of health and the position of women in the farming communities were important goals within the project that Nature's Pride has carried out in Guatemala for the past 2.5 years. During the project, economical cooking ovens and water filters were installed. In addition, the local women's committee has been strengthened and a project has been started to grow their own trees.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Better public education in Ica, Peru

 Communities 

Ica is a region in Peru where Nature's Pride buys products such as avocados, asparagus and pomegranates. Since 2016, Nature's Pride has supported a three-year program to improve the quality of state education in Ica in collaboration with the growers Agricola La Venta and Agricola Campos del Sur and with the local organization Empresarios Por La Educación.

Funded by: Nature's Pride foundation

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Creating value from Guatemala to Sweden, from grower to consumer

 Good Business 

Nature's Pride has successfully completed the project in Guatemala (2015-2017). The chain approach of this project is unique. All members in the value chain worked together to improve living conditions, from small growers in Guatemala; via exporter Asunción and NGO Altiplano, Nature's Pride, IDH (government); up to our customer in ICA in Sweden.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Innovative employee program in Peru

 Communities 

Together with our mango grower Dominus in Peru, we have developed the innovative program 'I grow the future'. This new way to spend the mango premium takes into account the personal needs of the employees and helps growers to improve their business. This way we achieve synergy between social and business interests and enable employees to personally improve their own living conditions.

Funded by: Mango premie

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Another new employee program in the Dominican Republic

 Good Business | Communities 

Following the example in Peru, our mango grower in the Dominican Republic also introduced the program where employees can earn points and redeem them for their chosen benefits. With great enthusiasm, employees participated in the first edition of the program 'I Build on Well-being'.

Funded by: Mango premie

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Women in the spotlight in Colombia

As part of the 125th anniversary of COOP Nederland, Nature's Pride, COOP Netherlands and our grower in Colombia have joined forces to strengthen the position of women in Colombia.

Funded by: Nature's Pride Foundation

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Improving together in Ivory Coast

 Good Business 

During the mango season in Ivory Coast, a large volume is
harvested in a very short period. This presents various challenges
in areas such as working hours and logistics. These challenges also
came to light during an independent audit last year. Since the end
of last year, Ivoire Agreage and Nature's Pride have been working
together to improve the social policy within the company.

Funded by: Mango premie

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‘I grow the future‘ in Peru

Good Business|Communities

The evaluation of the first edition of the 'I grow the future' program in Peru shows excellent results. In the program employees save points if they meet certain objectives and exchange them for benefits such as school supplies, medicines and building materials. These benefits come on top of their regular salary.

Funded by: Mango premie

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