Organic walnut pieces. Fairtrade walnuts from Mountain Fruits in Pakistan. Perfect for baking or snacking.
- 6 x 125g bag
- Suitable for Vegetarians
- Carries the Fairtrade Mark
- We are rated as one of the most ethical companies in this Ethical Consumer buyers guide to nuts »
Fair Trade Food
The farmers of the Northern Areas of Pakistan produce a variety of fruits: apricots, apples, cherries, mulberries, peaches, nuts including almonds, walnuts and pine nuts. Due to seasonal gluts in production most of this output is wasted as it rots before it can be consumed or marketed. Communities are extremely poor, living in some of the harshest environmental conditions known to man, with summer temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celcius, winter temperatures below -10 degrees. Farming in these extremely arid conditions is made possible only with forced irrigation.
The AKRSP Dry Fruit Project, now known as Mountain Fruits (pvt) limited trains farmers in processing fresh fruit into valuable dried commodities that Traidcraft and other importers can sell. The methods used create a product of an international marketable standard, with greatly improved stability and food-safety compared with traditional drying techniques.
Mountain Fruits also train farmers in a variety of improved agricultural techniques that make increased production possible on the scarce land resources available to farmers. Finally the project seeks to find markets for all the agricultural products of the farmers, and thereby develop income streams to the poor communities from the sales of their improved products.