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Damien Buckley

Damian Buckley - Horticulture Adviser

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Located in the rainforest of Savai’i, SCFA pioneered Fairtrade certification in Samoa. Based on their traditional social structures, the association has developed a strong and participatory governance system, through which it is developing its growing business. In partnership with their buyer Krissy Co. and Fairtrade ANZ, SCFA delivers services to its members such as training on farming methods, record keeping and social compliance. The association’s goal is to revive the export coconut cream industry in the country while increasing members’ income.

SCFA is a smallholder producer organisation, with 73 members, 9 of which are women.

The Association is Fairtrade certified by FLOCERT and organic certified by BioGro.