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
New modules
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 Conditions241137
4Respect of the Environment185141
5Local Development and Community Relations1611
6Trading and Supply chain relations6331
7Empowerment6335
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1913
9Managing Certification and Performance4634
Total Score New modules421
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 12,533 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 fair trade premium is used for community development projects. First of all, 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.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage70 %

Date of Certification
First15.04.2013
Last Update22.08.2019

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