High-quality fairtrade Ndali vanilla is produced and harvested by the Rwenzori Farmers in Western Uganda. Product supporters, like Ben and Jerry's, use Ndali vanilla not only for its flavor but also to promote a system that empowers farmers by paying them fairly. Besides producing and harvesting products through a system of agroforestry, the Rwenzori Farmers Cooperative Union is responsible for planting 601, 446 trees throughout the region, which equates to 1,055 Ha of reforested land.
Product: Whole organic vanilla beans
Origin: Fort Portal, Uganda
Community: Rwenzori Farmers in the Albertine Rift Valley of Western Uganda
Certification: Fairtrade, Organic
Mission: To produce high-quality Fairtrade vanilla in an area way that conserves nature while providing local communities with a way to uplift themselves through fair compensation for work. Part of this mission involves mixed agricultural practices that focus on replanting hardwood species.
Learn more about the Ndali Vanilla farmers
The Rwenzori project, which is connected to the Rwenzori Farmers Cooperative Union, who are the same farmers that operate with Ndali