Over the past 20 years, we have built Level Ground Trading on relationships through Fair Trade channels in various countries, with skilled farmers, co-ops and producers. These relationships have evolved throughout the years as co-ops and farmers face new challenges and opportunities. Whether it be the impact of climate change, government restrictions, political or social unrest in regions, our quest continues to support progressive co-ops and programs that emphasize quality development.
Our goal is to work with, support and pay Fair Trade prices to our producers so they can grow, build infrastructure and improve their production capabilities and programs. Over time, we’ve built a trade model that emphasizes direct connection to co-ops but also relies on the capacity building work of our strategic partners. We strive to partner with and build strong relationships, emphasizing quality. We are passionate about working with co-ops that focus on developing and improving their future prospects. When co-ops work to improve their produce and quality, they are able to tap into higher prices and income opportunities.
Here are some of the farmers we’ve partnered with over the years.