offered by Vivo Fresh
If necessary, Vivo Fresh also gives support and guidance to the farmers to obtain the required certifications for the global supply chain. Vivo Fresh also runs schemes that give participating farmers a chance on better returns for their crops. In Europe a lot of avocados are sold against market price. Crops, from for example Kenya, are sent to vendors in Europe that sell at market price.
The vendors retain a commission of the total revenue and the remaining sum is being transferred to the sender(s), i.e. Vivo Fresh. This sum is then divided between the farmers that have invested (farmers that have supplied produce without getting paid upfront). Our experience is that farmers that participate in such a scheme can get better returns