Fair & Organic cooperative in Cameroon (green - efficient - fair)

This is based on Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 which focuses on sustainable development.

Biological cultivation, commercial dealing and fair trade are the core principles in the GIC SONDASON corporate identity. They integrate on equal levels of priority the three cornerstones of a sustainable development: Ecological compatibility, economic fairness, and social responsibility. GIC SONDASON is not a profit-maximizing entity.

GIC SONDASON Coffee Cooperative in Cameroon

Ecological principles: This entails the practicing of ‘agro-ecology’, that is, agriculture in harmony with the ecological cycles in which it is embedded. This means practicing agriculture without the use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or monocultures which reduce biodiversity. The harmony with the ecology not only ensures a high quality pure product but also maintains the reproductive ability of the ecosystem, ecological diversity and the maintenance of the habitat for other living creatures.

Products: Coffee, espresso, tea, groundnuts, beans, ginger, artwork, dried fruits.

  • Fair trade;

  • Training farmers on ecological farming;

  • Promoting sustainable development;

  • Funding a health care center in the village;

  • Promoting the use of renewable energy sources;

  • Capacity building through seminars and providing internships to students on sustainable development.