'LAFAZA' Sources Sustainable Spices from Madagascar to Help Over 1,000 Farmers

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 23, 2015
References: lafaza & kickstarter
'LAFAZA' is eager to change the global spice industry through the sale of organic, GMO-free, fair trade spices that have been sustainably sourced from farmers in Madagascar. By working from the ground up, LAFAZA hopes to redefine the impact of international trade.

Founded by former Peace Corps Volunteers, LAFAZA engages directly with local farmers in Madagascar who are producing some of the world's highest-quality vanilla and other tropical spices. The company then sources the ethically produced products from these farmers and makes them directly available to consumers. Through this model, LAFAZA helps over 1,000 individual farmers overcome some of the economic challenges they face in bringing their fair trade spices to market. The company also invests in sustainable agriculture practices to preserve the rich natural environment of Madagascar.

LAFAZA is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to gain support for its project and to continue supporting local farmers.