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 Policy2711
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions238143
4Respect of the Environment185141
5Local Development and Community Relations1611
6Trading and Supply chain relations6336
7Empowerment6340
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1912
9Managing Certification and Performance4635
Total Score Performance Rating437
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsIn a formerly war-ravaged region in Northern Uganda, Gulu Agricultural Development Company purchases, gins and sells fair trade cotton from smallholder farmers. Many of these farmers were recently Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) 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. The lives of the farmers who work with GADC has improved since the coming of GADC to Northern Uganda.

AJFA is an association of 14374 farmers 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 and improve their agronomic practices and productive capacity. The association produces fair trade cotton which it sells for a premium price to Gulu Agricultural Development Company, also in Northern Uganda. 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. AJFA has also bought text books for schools in Amuru and Nwoya. 2015/16 construction of class room, purchase of Maternity beds, and construction of the protected well clean water source for the community that luck access to clean water.

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

Date of Certification
First15.04.2013
Last Update17.08.2020

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