Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Gulu Agricultural Development Company / GADC4 stars

Place, CountryGulu, Uganda

Contactwww.gadc.co.ug, info@gadc.co.ug

Certified Productscotton lintfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Performance Rating
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values88
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy2712
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions233138
4Respect of the Environment185149
5Local Development and Community Relations1611
6Trading and Supply chain relations6339
7Empowerment6327
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1914
9Managing Certification and Performance4628
Total Score Performance Rating426
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsIn a formerly war-ravaged region in Northern Uganda, Gulu Agricultural Development Company (GADC) purchases, gins and sells fair trade cotton from smallholder farmers. Many of these farmers were Internally Displaced Persons who are returning to their farms for the first time in many years. With the fair-trade program, GADC can pay premium prices to local cotton farmers and sell the cotton lint to foreign buyers at a healthy profit.
AJFA is an association of 6 639 farmers and GADC workers association comprising of 59 members based in northern Uganda. The association’s mission is to harness and equip its member groups and their communities for social transformation, sustainable economic development and a just society. In forming an association, farmers are better able to access markets, financial support and improve their agronomic practices and productive capacity. The fair-trade premium is used for community development projects; the first of which are a clean cook stove program for farmers and their families and the purchase of ox ploughs to enhance farm productivity.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage72 %

Date of Certification
First15.04.2013
Last Update15.09.2023

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