DO-IT and ChinaChina is a large country with many regions and a long history.
The history and culture are very different from what we are used to in Europe.
To trade and work in China needs a lot of understanding and experience.
HuaenIn 1998 DO-IT started a partnership with Huaen, and today DO-IT imports many organic products from China. Huaen is a Chinese company established in 1994.
The HUAEN project includes five organic working companies. Appr. 800 farmers are working on each company.
DeltaThe farming region is in the northeastern part of China were agriculture is the main way of living. A big delta provides ideal irrigation possibilities. Serving as a water-winning area for the capital Beijing the use of pesticides was strongly restricted and big areas pointed out for organic agriculture surrounded by large bufferzones. The traditional handwork and simple methods are combined with advanced pest control.
RelationshipNowadays the project is well developed according to European standards. There is recycled compost from waste of livestock and excess crops.Organic farms developed natural methods for pest control such as “Red Eye Bees”, and each field has a sign to designate organic and a fieldnumber.
Ecocert is regularly checking and controlling the fields and the farms.
Several times a year Poppe Braam from DO-IT visits the farms and has built a steady relationship with the Chinese farmers.
DalianIn 1998 a cleaning plant was established in Dalian to complete the product cycle.
The HUAEN project is developed on a long term base. The slow development, the experience of the people involved and the understanding of each others culture and needs have resulted in an organic project with guaranteed organic produce and respect for human and nature.
EcoSocialIn 2007 DO-It and HUAEN started to work with EcoSocial certification .
A secondary school is financed and roads are built. Working, communication and transport conditions are improved.
The guarantee for 100% well certified organic produce is the principal goal together with the well fare of the farmers and their families.