Board

Mr Bijumon Kurien, NAPP Chair

Bijumon Kurien is the President of the Manarcadu Social Service Society, an SPO in Kerala, India where he has been a member for more than 15 years. His SPO has been fairtrade certified since 2009, and produces Coffee, Cocoa, Herbs & Spices, Fruits and Nuts.

Bijumon has a Business Administration diploma and a graduation degree in Chemistry. He has also been trained on Skill developments in Organic farming (Lacon / Control Union India ) spices value addition (Spices Board, CFTRA), coffee practices( Coffee Board), effective international Marketing and strategic planning of Producer at SES, Germany& PUM Netherlands.

NAPP Vice Chair

,Treasurer

 Head – HR committee

Board Members in Alphabetical Order:

M Armiyadi, Member

Mr EA Nandakumara  , Member

Mr Biranchi Pradhan , Member

Mr. Ha , Member

Mr. M A Butt, Member

Mr Muniraju KS  , Member

With 12+ years of hands-on horticultural / agricultural crop management expertise (including Organic and Fairtrade Standards), Muniraju K Shivanna is a  Post-Graduation Degree holder from a University in Environmental Science. From 2014 to 2018 he worked as a Board member and Treasurer for Association of Indian Fairtrade Producers (National Network). He initiated YICMBR project to involve youth monitoring system for sugar cooperatives & Sugar Indicator Study to analyse the impact of Fairtrade, Planning for Climate Change Adaptation project with farming communities in India.

He  works in close association with Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka INDIA for the promotion of Organic Agriculture by establishing and promoting 14 Federation.  He also served National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in evaluation organic projects and impact studies. He has strong knowledge in supply chain management and instrumented in creating such platforms for many farming communities to develop direct marketing.

Ms. Pham Thi Huyen Anh, Member

Mr. Prabindra Singh , Member

Mr. Parbindar Singh is the President of Lautoka Cane Producers’ Association, Fiji, a Fairtrade certified sugarcane producer from last two years. Mr. Parbinder is a cane growing farmer himself and has also received training on child labour prevention and management. He holds a high school diploma.

Mr. Prakash R Sangave,
Member

Mr. Pravakar Meher , Member

Mr. R Gnanasekeran  , Member

Ms. Rahmah , Member

Ms. Rakhat Borbeiva , Member

Mr. Sandrico Cornelio , Member

Mr. Sandrico Cornelio is a small farmer with Nakalang Padilla Farm Workers Association, Philippines. The SPO is a certified producer of Fairtrade sugarcane.
Mr Sandrico has been a smallholder sugarcane farmer for many decades, and represents the small producers in the Fairtrade system at NAPP.

Mr. Titus Gerard Beverly Pinto  , Member

Mr. Titus Gerard Beverly Pinto is a Director on the Board of The United Nilgiri Tea Estates Company Limited with an experience of 39 years in Plantation. He has been Chairman of The Nilgiri Planters Association and Planters Association of Tamilnadu for 2 years each and presently on the Executive Committee  of  The United Planters Association of Southern India which is the 1st tea Company to be certified by Transfair Germany and its  Premium Committee has been adjudged the best worldwide. He is 62 years old

Mr Xingrong Zhao , Member