In cooperation with our partner Selecta One and Fairtrade, we have started this pilot to show how we can achieve significant financial improvements for our staff through innovative approaches.
We use the extra income generated from this pilot to increase the salaries of the lowest paid employees on the farm. This is extra, on top of setting up additional social projects together with our employees, according to their own insights and needs, under the usual Fairtrade terms. As far as we are concerned, this Wagagai initiative is a perfect example of how economic cooperation can lead to poverty reduction and social progress. A great example as well of how innovative we like to think. This pilot will hopefully grow to something that might have great financial implications for our workers and show other farms how they might follow best to achieve the same for their workers as well.