We believe that sustainability is the main challenge for the food industry in the years ahead
We are committed to improve the spice industry in a sustainable way. We do this by working together with farmers, clients, and NGOs and by prioritising sustainability throughout the supply chain. We are working on sustainable spicing, do you want to know how? Click on the button below and follow our journey
We contribute to sustainable spicing in many ways. Nedspice sustainable spicing framework gives an overview of our various sustainable activities. The framework is comprised of three main categories: Environment, Social Responsibility and Quality and each category consists of corresponding priority areas. Interested to learn about our sustainable activities?
With the Nedspice Farmers Partnership Programme (NFPP), we encourage farmers to make their cultivation practices more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Not just for our benefit, but mostly to future-proof their own livelihood. Running a small farm isn’t easy, especially with global trends that demand faster, cheaper and larger food production. Many young farmers leave agriculture to try their luck somewhere else. Those that remain are pressured into high-intensive agriculture, which promotes the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. This negatively affects soil fertility and harms the health of local communities.
The Nedspice Farmers Partnership Programme invites farmers into a financially attractive and long-term partnership. Through training and on-farm support we help to develop sustainable and profitable farms, that produce high-quality and safe spices. Currently, 3616(!) farmers from Vietnam and India have joined NFPP.
For millions of smallholders’ farmers, especially outside of Western hemisphere, it is difficult to secure an income above subsistence level. Insecurity and poor living conditions pressures farmers into poor agricultural practices, such as uncontrolled use of agro-chemicals, continuous cropping and poor wastewater management. Practices that add to degradation of natural resources such as soil and forests. Jeopardizing future spice production and the environment.
These issues we need to tackle together. Because only together we can drive change. That is why, in close partnership with our farmers, clients, NGO’s and industry platforms we are working on transforming the spice industry into a more sustainable market.
To ensure availability of raw materials in the long-term we prioritise sustainability throughout the supply chain. At the source we support farmers to improve their agricultural practices and protect their livelihood through Nedspice Farmers Partnership Programme (NFPP). As a partner of the Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) we push collective industry transformation forward. Through various projects with governments, NGO’s and research centres we contribute to sustainable innovation.
But most importantly, our expertise in sourcing and distribution combined with our presence in origin provides that we can do all this in a cost-efficient and quality consistent manner. This is what we call sustainable spicing.Read more about NFPP