Fairtrade Africa is a group making sure African coffee bean farmers earn a fair income for helping homes around the world brew the perfect cup of coffee. In this short film GLP Films visits Fairtrade Africa as they work in the interest of farmers and fair trade-certified producers in Africa, helping them connect to consumers worldwide.
Their unique partnership with Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU) coffee farmers, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, has resulted in community development projects that seek to empower and make a positive difference in the local community.
Fairtrade Africa makes a significant impact on the lives of farmers; through fair trade, families earn enough money to give their children an education, obtain medical care, and live their lives with dignity.
The Angelic Organics Learning Center is an exciting organization helping urban and rural residents build local food systems while offering opportunities to grow healthy food and a better quality of life, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills. Their urban farming initiative is located in Rockford Illinois, with a farm in Caledonia as well.
GLP visits Semilla Nueva, a sustainable agriculture development organization that fosters environmental and social stewardship in the rural farming communities of Guatemala.
Semilla Nueva helps farmers learn and implement sustainable agriculture practices, letting them grow more food in an ecologically responsible manner.
GLP Films travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to visit the Okapi Conservation Project (OCP), who work to protect one of the planet's most unique species, the okapi.
The Okapi Conservation Project works with local communities to meet the needs of local farmers and families while maintaining and protecting the okapi's natural wildlife. Habitat destruction, civil unrest, and poaching threaten these remarkable forest dwellers that are unique to the DR Congo. It is only by the combined efforts of locals working towards sustainably and environmental eco-enthusiasts at the OCP that the okapi population can thrive in safety.
The Mount Kenya Trust is a group taking on the tremendous task of protecting the country's native elephant population. The Mount Kenya Trust protects natural landscape, wildlife, and assists local communities in resolving human-wildlife conflicts.
MKT works to conserve resident elephant populations and has opened a wildlife corridor between the Mgare Ndare Forest and the Mount Kenya National Reserve to enable elephants to continue their natural migration routes.