January 2021
Elite Organic - Community Development
We have a wonderful Community Development project from our partners, Elite Organic, making organic fruit and vegetable beverages, purees, and healthy snacks, based in Ankara, Turkey.
Elite Organic is building a high school with a sports complex in Aksaray, Esmekaya Village! This exciting endeavor will make it possible for over 200 of the farmers children to attend school and create a safe space for social and sporting activities after school hours. This project is not only about creating a safe space for children, but also fostering their future.
Elite Naturel
Breaking Ground for the High School
Wanting to bring modern opportunities and literacy to its children, the project includes buildings that will use new learning models, including a computer lab, science lab, conference hall, music hall, and art hall. These facilities will provide an important opportunity for students to experience new approaches that support their learning needs and interests, and provide authentic application of knowledge, critical thinking, and solve complex problems.

They will also learn how to work collaboratively; communicate effectively, be self-directed and incorporate feedback. All of this will help them develop the academic mindsets necessary for learning, which will have a long-lasting positive impact on future opportunities for students.

Such projects are required with FairTSA certification, looking for long-term solutions to challenges faced in agricultural communities. Check out our website for more FairTSA Community Development Projects.

*Kudos to Elite Organic for taking on such an outstanding project for their community!*

Virtual Biofach - February 2021
This year Biofach will only take place as a virtual event. We would nevertheless like to take the opportunity to connect with our partners during the Virtual Biofach time of February 17–19, 2021. This will allow us to inform you about new developments at FairTSA, introduce you to some of our team members you may not know, explore new opportunities, and clarify questions you may have.

This is especially important for certified producers as we will explain in detail the new Standard Version 4.0 and the changes to the current version. Even if you do not intend to register with Biofach, we will have the opportunity to invite a limited number of you as visitors. Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to take this opportunity, especially if you do not participate on your own. We will distribute available visitor passes on a first come-first serve basis. Please contact Eileen at eileen@fairtsp.com with requests for visitor reservations. We hope to see you virtually at that time, and also hopefully in person soon!

Our New Licensees
SIU Vision Lifestyle Limited, located in Kowloon, Hong Kong, is guided by a concept to promote fair trade, ecological conservation, and high-quality rice. Their organic brown rice has won the "World's Best Rice Award" for three consecutive years.  

Over the past 5 years, through their social enterprise to promote fair trade, SIU rice has helped many Cambodia farmers to improve their living standard and earn enough money to live with dignity and help them alleviate poverty. For two consecutive years they were given Fair Trade Union Recognition, receiving the "Fair Enterprise Silver Award." 

Madhava, Ltd., located in Boulder, Colorado is dedicated to using only the cleanest, highest-quality ingredients that nature can provide. Founded in 1973, their name literally means “Born of Honey.” Although honey was their first product, they now sell agave, vinegar, olive oil, and coconut sugar. 

Their products have been independently verified by the Clean Label Project, a nonprofit organization focused on health and transparency in consumer product labeling. Partnering with this organization, ensures that Madhava products are pure and free of environmental and industrial contaminants, resulting in natural, organic, rich flavors. 
Cooperating Certifiers
Follow Us

+1 518-794-0286

P.O. Box 791
New Lebanon, NY 12125 USA