FoodNavigator-USA Article: Strengthening vanilla’s supply chain through its farmers
Quality vanilla goes beyond taste. Virginia Dare’s Madagascar-based team creates systems for socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable vanilla.
FoodNavigator-USA talked with our VP of International Operations Henry Todd about how we’re implementing systems that support farmers and the value chain.
- Fairtrade certifications plus no intermediaries mean higher farmer incomes
- Sponsored Village Savings and Loan Associations promote financial independence
- Intercropping vanilla with other crops creates more food and income sources for farmers