At VAA, we work with numerous African producers who provide high-quality goods from a wide range of categories. To find out more about our producers and their stories select a category from the drop-down below:
ESWATINI SWAZI KITCHEN
Eswatini Kitchen is a fair trade producer of natural gourmet food, certified by WFTO and COFTA that exports its products to 15 international destinations including Europe, USA, Australia and Japan, complying with food safety standards, HACCP requirements and international regulations.
Eswatini Kitchen has grown from a small cottage industry to a thriving business that is enhancing the lives of underprivileged communities by providing a fair and sustainable income for over 300 people in Swaziland, and devoting all its proceeds to the Manzini Youth Care initiatives, which support more than 2000 marginalized children and young people in the country.
Beza Mar are experts in Ethiopian Honey and are dedicated to improving the livelihoods of Ethiopian beekeepers. Beza Mar are extremely strict about the quality of their honey. They’re the first honey producers in Ethiopia to be delivering honey to foreign buyers and it was one of the first African companies to export honey to a European market.
Meru, Mt. Kenya, Kenya
A co-op of approximately 500 farmers situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Meru Herbs produce, process, and provide a range of certified organic products, available through Fair Trade distribution channels.
For generations the rich volcanic soil of Meru has allowed farmers to grow the most succulent fruits and vegetables. Meru Herbs have captured the identity, vitality and taste of the region in their high-quality teas, jams, and sauces.
Meru has obtained an organic certification from the English company Soil Association Certification Ltd. and today it sends a significant part of its production to Europe, Japan, and the US. They produce organic certified tea bags for both People Tree and Altromercato.