Volcano Rice is grown by a cooperative of Tasikmalaya family farmers using the System of Rice Intensification. With SRI they are able to increase their production and conserve their local rice biodiversity using less water, seed, land and no agrochemicals. The cooperative is one of the first in Indonesia to get the rice it produces certified as both and fair trade. In fact, it is the first rice to be imported to the US that qualifies for labeling as ?Fair for Life.? The standards for this certification, set by IMO [Institute for Marketecology], are perhaps the most stringent in the industry encompassing many social and environmental criteria as well the price premiums most people associate with fair trade. Due in large part to the benefits of the SRI growing methodology, the production and processing of the Volcano Rice surpassed the minimum required standards of IMO.
Unit Per Pack: 6