As an organic trading company, we are committed to promoting the benefits of organic agriculture. These benefits include better health for farmers and workers, better soil quality, reduced CO2-emissions and protection for bees and other pollinators. We invest in our own sourcing projects and work together with suppliers to continue to grow organic production. In addition, we partner with organizations, like IFOAM, OTA and OPTA to improve organic integrity and to further develop the organic sector.
Selet’s factory employs 25 permanent workers who have good conditions with fair pay, health insurance and benefits such as an intensive inhouse schooling program. While we succeed in sourcing the finest Ethiopian organic sesame, we are also dedicated to improving the lives of more than 2500 farming families in the cooperatives we work with. The combination of specialized training and financial support through organic premium payments provides farmers with an attractive safety package, allowing them to stay dedicated to strictly organic farming practices. In order to further support the farmers’ families, Tradin co-financed the construction of one school each in two of the villages around Humera that they source sesame from so that children can attend high school closer to home, and have the opportunity to attend university. Learn more about all the sustainability goals of Tradin Organic here.