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ORGANIC & FAIR TRADE

ORGANIC & FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATION

Organic farming and fair trade are second nature to us because of our ancient traditions of low-impact cultivation and equitable trade. But we believe that trust requires transparency, so our products are also certified Organic and Fair Trade by IMO – the Institute of Marketecology in Switzerland. Canaan is a member of the Palestine Fair Trade Association and the Fair Trade Federation.  See our certifications under About Us.

OUR FAIR TRADE PRACTICES

Canaan guarantees a fair price to farmers and producers, including an Organic premium. We require that farm workers and workers at processing points (such as presses and mills) are paid fairly and provided with healthy and safe working conditions.

FAIR TRADE IS ABOUT MORE THAN PRICE

Canaan works with 43 olive oil producing cooperatives with 1,700 farmer members across the West Bank. We also work with eight women-owned cooperatives to produce other artisan products including sundried toma­toes, couscous and za’atar. We reinvest part of our profits back into the local producing communities in the form of material support and education on fair trade practices, farming, and quality-assurance procedures. We give back 1% of our purchases to the specific producing co-op and a matching 1% of the sum of its purchases to the Palestine Fair Trade Association. We also facilitate workshops and educational materials about Fair Trade, organic farming and quality standards.