APAO- Asociación Productores Artesanal Orgánico Tierra Nueva
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.
Fair Trade premium funds were used to deliver a food basket to each family on a monthly basis.
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.