Organic Soybeans from Brazil and more…After several years of experience in the region, DO-IT participated in the company Biorganica Ltda (Paraná state, Brazil). The principal aim is to export organic soybeans, produced by small and medium sized farmers in the southwest of Paraná-state, to the European market.
Iguassu FallsMost producers are situated near the Iguassu National Park, home to the famous Iguassu falls. No chemicals and pesticides are used to keep the region pure and natural. The highly fertile soil makes organic growing easy. Most planting, weeding and harvesting are done manually which results in a better quality. Harvest is in March and April.
SupportBiorganica closes yearly contracts with the producers. Technical assistance is offered to the farmers as well as pre-financing of seeds and inputs. The process of delivering, cleaning and storing is well developed and controlled in the same project.
Inspection and certificationInspection and certification is done by the IBD Certification, an independent Brazilian organization acknowledged by the E.C. rules and IFOAM. The certificate is owned by Agrorganica. All the documentation required by IBD standards is available. The documentation system guarantees a 100 % traceability.
EcoSocialThe EcoSocial seal is the IBD program for fair relations in trading socially and environmentally certified organic products.
The distinguish between EcoSocial and other Fair Trade organizations is the implementing of the cultural diversities and the social, economic and environmental diversity of operations.
To have all these aspects in one single organization makes it more efficient and less costly.