July 17th 2015 at 11:30 AM
When I arrived at TFT’s Ivory Coast office I was expecting to meet lots of people. After all, they have 30 staff. To my surprise only three people and a huge amount of maps of plantations were there. It turns out only about 10% to 15% of people at TFT Ivory coast ever works in the office. They are all on the ground in the smallest villages engaging with coco farmers, visiting their plantations, eating with them, mapping their farms, learning about their problems, sleeping in the same rooms – there are no hotels in those places. This builds trust.
April 14th 2015 at 02:30 PM
Spring on the Punjab Project in India means it is time to plant Sheesham seeds. We saw many children being taught how to help farmers and it was quite amazing to experience fathers pass on their passion for nature down to their children.
March 31st 2015 at 3:30pm
Led by TFT Malaysia Social team, we travelled 200 kilometres from the town of Sandakan to Hibumas Estate, a palm oil producer in Sabah, to trial a ‘No Exploitation tool kit.’ Our aim is to identify potential solutions to labour rights issues in palm oil supply chains. During our journey we had discussions on the subject with the Hibumas Managers, Wilmar’s Sustainability Team and workers out in the field.