APAO- Asociación Productores Artesanal Orgánico Tierra Nueva
Health and Insurance Programs
Members and their families attended a workshop on preventative health practices and nutrition. The organization has also used Fair Trade premiums to secure accidental insurance for farmers in case of injury or disability.
Farm and Processing Plant Improvements
In 2005 APAO used 30 percent of their Fair Trade premium on upgrading processing plants, sanitaries and storage units on the farm.
Bonus for Producers
Producers receive additional payment per box for harvesting organic products, providing producers a bonus incentive for adopting environmentally and socially friendly harvesting techniques.