Today I heard about an inspiring organisation through Robin (a connection on LinkedIn) who is a communications expert with a whole load of experience working with well respected ethical brands.
The organisation is called IDE, International Development Enterprises and has been around for 30 years. Here is their website.
In their own words “IDE is a social enterprise dedicated to ending poverty in the developing world not through handouts, but by helping farm families access the tools and knowledge they need to increase their income.”
There are a billion farmers around the world working in small-scale agriculture. IDE has helped 19 million people in this situation work their way out of poverty by investing in their operations, so they can scale up production and access food markets.
Some brands are also committed to working responsibly with producers abroad to bring us products that we want and at the same time help people out of poverty and into sustainable livelihoods.
In this way, food connects us all.
Which brings me to a question – I’m curious to know, which brands do you like / admire for their commitment to helping producers abroad?
Here are a couple of tasty high scorers from the Good Shopping Guide to start us off: