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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.

Highlighted initiatives:

  • 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
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