Pioneering organic fruit.
Helping farmers.

We’ve been bringing organic and fairtrade fruit to Europe and the United States since 2005.

At the same time, we have helped thousands of smallholder farmers escape poverty and become independent and successful agro-entrepreneurs.

High volume.
Fair terms.

Taste

our

By the early 2010s, we’ve become one of the largest organic and fairtrade fruit exporters in Latin America.

Today, we work with organic growers from all over the world to ensure a reliable year-round supply of fresh, high quality produce.

We buy our fruit directly from growers
to ensure that they receive fair pay.

That’s our first step to honor the people who provide the world with sustainably grown, healthy food. Our first step, but not the last.

That’s our first step to honor the people who provide the world with sustainably grown, healthy food. Our first step, but not the last.

We help smallholders succeed.

We are an international social enterprise with a unique business-and-development model. Selling high quality, organic produce is a way for us to bring marginalized smallholder farmers into the global food supply chain, and empower them to leave poverty behind.

We go beyond fair trade.
We created a highly effective, three tier development model. It can start even the smallest scale farmers, who are not yet able to obtain organic and fairtrade certificates, on a path of self-sustaining growth.

We identify each farm’s capabilities and challenges. We then provide a tailor-made combination of training and resources.  We also help farmers organize cooperatives, and reinvest their growing incomes in their businesses and communities.

So far, our model has impacted the lives of over 40,000 farmers, field workers and farmers’ families, and has helped farms in 5 countries become certified organic, independent, successful businesses. 

High volume.
Fair terms.

By the early 2010s, we’ve become one of the largest organic and fairtrade fruit exporters in Latin America.

Today, we work with organic growers from all over the world to ensure a reliable year-round supply of fresh, high quality produce.

Taste

our

We buy our fruit directly from growers
to ensure that they receive fair pay.

That’s our first step to honor the people who provide the world with sustainably grown, healthy food. Our first step, but not the last.

We help smallholders succeed.

We are an international social enterprise with a unique business-and-development model. Selling high quality, organic produce is a way for us to bring marginalized smallholder farmers into the global food supply chain, and empower them to leave poverty behind.

We go beyond fair trade.

We created a uniquely effective, three tier development model. It can start even the smallest scale farmers, who are not yet able to obtain organic and fairtrade certificates, on a path of self-sustaining growth.

We identify each farm’s capabilities and challenges. We then provide a tailor-made combination of training and resources.  We also help farmers organize cooperatives, and reinvest their growing incomes in their businesses and communities.

So far, our model has impacted the lives of over 40,000 farmers, field workers and farmers’ families, and has helped farms in 5 countries become certified organic, independent, successful businesses. 

Social enterprise. Environmental impact.

We pioneer both social and environmental sustainability. Since 2005, we have extended the organic and fairtrade movements to new frontiers.

First vertically integrated organization for farmer impact

First fairtrade avocado worldwide

First fairtrade wine from Argentina, inspired over 15 more wineries

In season

avocados

We are known for the quality of our avocados.

But did you know that we also help our growers use less water than most avocado farms in order to minimize the toll that they take on the environment?

Coming soon

Our first organic pears of the year arrive this month from Argentina, followed by our tasty apples.

Do you want to receive timely notifications before new products become available?

Leading the way forward

For us, the road to social and environmental impact has always led through innovation. Since we had created our original farmer development model, the world has evolved — and so have we.

Today, a new revolution in technology is reshaping agriculture. So far, it has benefited mostly large agricultural companies — but we also see the enormous untapped potential that it offers for smallholders.

In 2018, we partnered with eKutir, a widely acclaimed social business, specializing in technological innovation that empowers impoverished and marginalized communities. Together, we have created Blooom.

Blooom is a unique tech  latform that enables precision farming on the smallest plot of land, anywhere in the world. It addresses the specific needs and challenges of smallholders from soil to shelf, and connects them directly with markets.

In person farmer development

Impacting 40,000 lives over a decade

Before Blooom, farmer development meant putting people on the ground in each country, working with growers one by one, and increasing impact in a linear fashion. With Blooom, we are able to reach new farmers without building and owning new infrastructure.

Blooom

Empowering millions in an instant

Instead, we partner with other companies and organizations who are already active in the area. By adopting Blooom in their farmer networks, they can simplify their operations, increase yields and achieve better social and environmental outcomes. This enables us to scale our impact on farmers’ lives exponentially.

A people-centric business

Our team

The Fairtrasa Group has offices in 7 countries. Our diverse teams are made up of dedicated experts in organic farming, farmer and community development, social impact technology, finance, sales, international trade and more.

Our founder

Patrick Struebi used to work as an executive at the world’s largest commodities trading firm. While travelling in emerging economies, he has come to understand first-hand how conventional business practices can harm vulnerable communities and ecologies. He decided to leave his corporate career and dedicate his life to social entrepreneurship, and put market dynamics in the service of rural communities.

Our farmers

We represent thousands of smallholder farmers at various stages in their journey to becoming independent agro-entrepreneurs. We make sure to set aside time to listen to their stories. Partly because it’s important for us to understand their current challenges, but also because their perspectives and strategies help us get better at what we do. Most importantly, however, it’s rewarding to hear them succeed.

Luis

small-scale banana farmer and the director of a banana grower cooperative in northern Perú

“You have to develop yourself, but also help others develop themselves. You feel satisfied when you progress personally, but connecting your progress to others feels even better, especially when they really need your help.”

Awards & fellowships

Our innovative business model has been honored with awards and fellowships from top organizations supporting development initiatives and social entrepreneurship. These include Social Entrepreneur of the Year awards by the Schwab Foundation (2014), the abc* Foundation (2012), Univision (2012), as well as by Visionaris (2009), and the New Champion award by the World Economic Forum (2014).

In addition, the support that we have received from these organizations has helped affirm our unique approach to business and farmer development, and greatly extended our impact. In the name of the 40,000 lives that we have touched, thank you.

Are you passionate about sustainable agriculture and global food security? Or are you an NGO or philanthropy working on rural development, sustainability or food security? Our model and infrastructure can help you create long-term, self-sustaining change. We are always keen to explore new opportunities for partnerships.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in ordering from us, call or write to one of our sales managers at our European headquarters in The Netherlands, or to our office in the United States.

If you’d like to learn more about the Fairtrasa Group, our farmer development program
or the state of Blooom, our current flagship innovation, please send a message below.

I'm Patrick Struebi

I’m the founder and CEO of the Fairtrasa Group.

We are always eager to explore new ideas and potential partnerships. If you’d like to make your supply chain fairer and more efficient, or if you see other ways in which we could work together for sustainability, food security and smallholder impact, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Hi, I'm José Cubero

The head of Sourcing and Sales at Fairtrasa.

You can talk to me in English, Spanish, Dutch…
even Brazilian.

Please write here, or call me on
+31 174 291 605
or on my mobile on
+31 627 823 496.

Hi, I'm Leon

Sales Manager for Europe at Fairtrasa Holland.

You can talk to me in English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish.

Please write here, or call me on
+31 174 291 604
or on my mobile on
+31 631 791 876.

Hi, I'm Álvaro

Supply Chain Manager for Europe at Fairtrasa Holland.

You can talk to me in English, French and Spanish.

Please write here, or call me on
+34 91 790 4512
or on my mobile on
+34 637 144 856.

Hi, I'm Friso

Sales Manager for Europe at Fairtrasa Holland.

You can talk to me in English, Dutch, German,  French and Spanish.

Please write here, or call me on
+31 174 291 608
or on my mobile on
+31 615 523 897.

Hi, I'm Matthieu

Banana Sales Manager for Europe at Fairtrasa Holland.

You can talk to me in English,  French and Spanish.

Please write here, or call me on
+34 91 790 4512
or on my mobile on
+34 603 458 884.

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