The Relief and Prevention Measures (Nov 2020 to Feb 2021)
In Sri Lanka to ensure the safety and wellbeing of workers in Fairtrade Hired Plantation- Health-related training on usage of PPEs/Prevention are provided to Health Volunteers and Estate Population. 16960 workers and 10000 children in 23 tea estates and 02 flower gardens are provided with Protective guards, medical and food essential, and school stationery.
In Pakistan Health, hygiene, nutrition, and immunity training will be provided to the workers in 01 Hired Labour Plantation by a health and safety consultant. Training manual and other IEC material will be developed for disseminating information in the community along with distribution of waste bins at the community level and Hygiene kits (COVID-19 Protection) for workers. The activity will benefit 2000 workers and nearby community members.
In the Philippines gender-related, safety and awareness materials will be distributed to 700 farmers and COVID-19 educational flyers will be distributed to 2500 children and students in local languages to 8 SPOs in Davao and Negros region.
Recovery and Resilience Activities ( till June 2021)
In Sri Lanka 200 smallholder farmer families in 2 cooperatives have been provided with water purifiers for access to clean drinking water. In addition, to support small-scale farmers, economic recovery support will be further provided such as setting up of composting facilities (equipment and inputs) and vegetable nurseries (equipment and inputs). The activities will cover 8862 beneficiaries.
In Vietnam, an E-commerce website for online trading of Fairtrade products in the domestic market will be developed along with the distribution of Emergency Kit (Food and other essential items). This will benefit 15 SPOs and 925 Households.
In Indonesia coffee pulper (supporting 3200 people), coffee roasting equipment (supporting 200 households) and coffee grinder (800 households) will be procured to support 20 coffee SPOs to sell their coffee in the domestic market. Household-level coconut sugar cooking kitchens will be renovated to enable HACCP-compliance for 200 Coconut blossom sugar families of 03 SPOs.
The Network of Fairtrade Producers across the 05 countries is grateful to BMZ, GIZ, and Fairtrade International for their solidarity and support. The Relief and Resilience activities undertaken through the Emergency Fund will not only support the farmers and workers to stay safe and combat the spread of COVID-19 but also help them to get back into business, recover their economy, and build their resilience during the COVID-19