AgroFair pays voluntary Covid-19 compensation premium to its banana growers

AgroFair has decided to pay $ 0.05 per box of bananas as a voluntary contribution to our producers for unexpected costs they have incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Of course, this is a gesture that cannot compensate all the costs, not to speak of difficult situations and sometimes sorrowful events that have happened. But thanks to the continued efforts of our producers to supply we have been able to satisfy the demand of our customers. In many European countries, the sales of food products in retail shops have increased and bananas are no exception. This is a good way to show solidarity with our producers by sharing across the value chain.”

AgroFair launched the first Fairtrade banana in the world in 1996! Today, the Rotterdam-based importer of fresh bananas, distributes a range of sustainable bananas: Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, organic and/or Demeter certified. The company is partly owned by its suppliers. In this way, cooperative organizations of banana farmers and workers, participate in decision-making and in the value added by the company. AgroFair just published its 2019 Sustainability Report, complying with GRI4 reporting standard.

For more information:
Frank Vermeersch
Tel: +31(0)180 643 975
Mobile: +31(0)654 774 190

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