The Kivu region is one of the most dangerous places in the world. In this region the Ugandan organisation Gourmet Gardens set up a vanilla and cocoa production chain that is fair trade (Fair for Life) and organic certified in 2005.
Le Jardin Bio-Equitable is a local producer organisation that is created especially to meet the certification requirements and to manage the production. This will be bought in its entirety by Gourmet Gardens and marketed under the name “Mountains of the Moon“.
TDC finances a project of Gourmet Gardens that aims to set up a fair trade and organic chain with added value that will provide a sustainable income for some 1500 producers.
Congolese fair trade and organic cocoa