Fair Trade Organic Honey from Comapi
The Comapi beekeeping cooperative helps a small cooperative of farmers in the northern Caatinga scrub forests of Brazil receive organic certification and sell their honey to buyers that pay a fair price. In exchange for the cooperative’s assistance, the beekeepers are required to maintain their hives to organic certification standards and send their honey to the cooperative’s processing facility for packing.
Before being part of the cooperative, many farmers sold their honey to middlemen who often paid very low prices. The Caatinga scrub forests are one of the most poverty-stricken areas of Brazil and the Comapi cooperative works not only to help beekeepers make a fair profit from their harvest, but also to provide employment to people in the community at their processing plants and also works to improve conditions in the community by providing resources for education, clean water, and better food.