Fair Trade Week

From 3 to 13 October, it is the Week of Fair Trade. Solid fights for a fair and sustainable quinoa sector!

 Visit of quinoa producers with the producer: Rolando Navarro Angulo.
His sister (pink-blue): Andrea Cárdenas Angulo 
Man of Andrea (old man): Ricardo Benito Flores Orozco.
Youngster (green t-shirt): Lucas Navarro Solórzano. And Carlos Balboa (Solid communication manager) and Víctor Rivera Huamancusi (Asesor Solid).

The quinoa entity of Solid is Solid Food.

Solid Food is active in the commercialisation of Andes crops from Peru, such as Quinoa.

The basis of our products is a strong and honest cooperation with the farmer families from the Peruvian plateau of Ayacucho.

Constant and high quality is guaranteed by the control over the entire chain, from production to processing and export.

We sell in bulk to traders, industry, food service and catering, as well as packaged to retail.

A fair collaboration with our Ayacuchan farmers is key in our programmes.

Moreover, part of the profit of Solid Food is destinated to the social programmes of Solid in the Peruvian highlands.

 Visit of quinoa producers with the producer: Rolando Navarro Angulo.
His sister (pink-blue): Andrea Cárdenas Angulo 
Man of Andrea (old man): Ricardo Benito Flores Orozco.
Youngster (green t-shirt): Lucas Navarro Solórzano. And Carlos Balboa (Solid communication manager) and Víctor Rivera Huamancusi (Asesor Solid).

An example is our program ‘Familias Saludables’.

With this program we improve the living conditions of many vulnerable poor families in the mountain communities of Ayacucho.

Solid works very intensively with the whole agricultural family with regard to health and wellbeing, such as the implementation of techniques to improve housing.

You can find more information about our sustainable activities and projects on www.solidinternational.be 

 Quinoa Processing Plant with Víctor Rivera Huamancusi (Asesor Solid) and Didi (Plant manager Solid Food).

Returning to a question: "Does the success benefit the quinoa farmer in the Andean region?"

An article with this headline was recently published in Eos Tracé.

Our director of Solid Food Perú, Efraín Avendaño Torres, and son of local quinoa farmers in Ayacucho, Peru, answered this question.

In this movie he comes back to it much more concretely: "Quinoa from Ayacucho, Peru via Solid Food: what is the impact for the small farmers there? Is it true that the local population can no longer eat quinoa and that they have to sell everything for export?

So take a look at this movie in which Efraín tells you more.

Upon every purchase of our products you support the local population of Ayacucho on their way towards a better life !

( Photos © Isabel Corthier )