Brigitte Binder of EED visits Pekerti


Evangelischer Entwicklungsdient (EED) is an association of the Protestant Churches in Germany. EED is a stakeholder of one of Pekerti’s buyers, GEPA. Brigitte Binder, as a valuable staff member of EED responsible for Fair Trade facilitation, made a visit to Indonesia as a representative. Here, she found out how Fair Trade principles are implemented in Indonesia and what obstacles producers face. In a brief meeting, Pekerti and EED exchanged information and experience about how each organization implements Fair Trade and obstacles commonly encountered by our producers. Key issues include those in product development including regarding product colour and problems obtaining organic certification for non-craft products. Pekerti feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to share experiences with Ms Binder, who also visited Fair Trade producers elsewhere in Indonesia.

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