One bag of rice can change one person’s life. Each grain of rice contains care and hope. This bowl of rice improves the health of both ourselves and our land; it also gives us warmth. We thank each person who is eating this rice.
Connoisseur Cambodia Organic Fair Trade Fragrant Jasmine Rice is a collaboration between Chopsticks Company Limited and a Cambodia local NGO Cedac. Cedac is community based. In the past decade, after the civil war, Cedac helped rebuild communities, and promote organic farming as well as fair trade. As a result, not only do the farmers go back to their way of life, but they can also avoid damaging their own health as well as their land due to the use of pesticides. This agricultural project spans all provinces of the nation. Executives from Chopsticks visited 3 of the provinces, familiarized themselves with the communities in the project and their fair trade practice. To Cambodian farmers, every grain of rice is a hope: that their children can get to receive an education; that they can live with their family on their own land, and that they can have a better life.
Connoisseur products are packed by licensed sheltered workshops.
A potion of proceed from all Cambodia Connoisseur products will be contributed to help expedite Cambodians get out of poverty.
FAIRTASTE is the first Fair Trade brand in Hong Kong, a social enterprise devoted to promote Fair Trade Organic products and ethical consumption. FAIRTASTE products are locally made, delicious, fresh and free of additives. We believe everyone can contribute to a sustainable future by buying, serving and gifting Fair Trade products.