U.S.: Robinson Fresh's organic arm signs deal with Sustainable Harvest
Sales from Tomorrow's Organics produce cartons will help fund organic family farming initiatives in Central America, thanks to a recent deal between the Robinson Fresh brand and Sustainable Harvest International.
In a release, Robinson Fresh said Tomorrow's Organics had committed to a three-year agreement with the group, which since 1997 has restored 15,000 acres to farmable land, increased program members' agricultural incomes by 23% and worked with more than 2,500 farming families.
"While our organization is small, we are making a big impact in the lives of individual farmers and on the planet. We commend Robinson Fresh for stepping up in a way that most companies don't—by using their profit for good on a global scale," said Sustainable Harvest International executive director Renée Johnson.
"We urge consumers to see the value of this charitable partnership and in turn, choose the Tomorrow's Organics brand when given the opportunity."
In a region plagued by deforestation, soil erosion, and diminished economic opportunities, Sustainable Harvest International connects with families to implement sustainable, organic farming techniques to eliminate the need for slash-and-burn farming and improve families’ well-being.
"Tomorrow’s Organics’ alignment with Sustainable Harvest International is an essential mechanism to bring about positive economic change to these hard-working but impoverished families," said Robinson Fresh, West Region general manager Hunter Winton.
"It’s widely understood that healthy, thriving rainforests are imperative to keeping the air clean and healthy for every single one of us, around the globe,"
"Each purchase of Tomorrow’s Organics will help improve living and working conditions for those whose natural environments are compromised."
Robinson Fresh strategic sourcing director Ray Griffin added one of the most compelling aspects of Sustainable Harvest International was its commitment to increasing farming families' standard of living through training and self-reliance.
"Families are able to learn new skills and apply them daily on their own farm," Griffin said.