Paidi - turmeric
Paidi was handed down turmeric plots from his family's land. He believes turmeric is not only uniquely suited for cultivation in his community but is beneficial for health. Paidi plants the turmeric rhizomes at the beginning of the rainy season and harvesting is done during the dry season. The dry season is very arid where Paidi lives. Only turmeric and teak plants survive.
Since collaborating with ORIGINE, Paidi has felt the benefits of becoming an organic turmeric farmer. In addition to gaining benefits from higher pricing, Paidi is happy to have the opportunity to directly protect and preserve nature.
Eva - cloves
The 1970's were the heyday for the cloves of North Sulawesi. Eva relates that the good days ended in the 80’s and 90's due to the government's monopoly policy. During these times, even sending children to school was difficult. Now, the price of cloves has improved again.
ORIGINE upholds the principles of fair trade and cultivating lasting relationships in every effort so farmers like Eva can continue to care for clove plants. ORIGINE’s internal standard NFC (Nature, Future, Culture) supports the long-term success of farmers by making it easier for them to develop sustainable agriculture activities in stages.