A "sustainable food system" as " one that provides healthy food to meet current food needs while maintaining healthy ecosystems that can also provide food for generations to come with minimal negative impact to the environment. A sustainable food system also encourages local production and distribution infrastructures and makes nutritious food available, accessible, and affordable to all. Further, it is humane and just, protecting farmers and other workers, consumers, and communities."
Aliet Green is working directly with the Certified Organic Farmers Co-operatives in the two main areas on the island of Java in Indonesia that are producing our Organic Coconut Palm Sugar. In the two Farmers Co-operatives there are about 2,500 Farmers organized as members, which manage about 869 ha of land.
On their land the farmers also grow a wide variety of crops such as Cacao, Coffee, Cloves, Ginger, Pineapple, Cassava, Cardamom, Vanilla to only mention a few, besides Coconut Palm Trees – Cocos nucifera. Some of these crops are already part of the Organic Certification, some are not yet.
Due to the wide range of different plant species the farmers are supporting and maintaining the health of their ecosystem through biodiversity. Healthy ecosystems keep the soil fertile, preserving water sources and giving home to wildlife and endangered species such as Tigers.
Through Aliet Green’s work we are supporting and encouraging the local farmers to maintain and preserve the ecosystem for the present and future generations.
Aliet Green’s contribution is paying FAIR PRICES to the farmers for their products based on our Fair Trade policy. This supports the farmers to create a better life for their families, especially their children, and their surroundings.