Peppers in Mozambique

In common with all food sectors, there is growing pressure to make spice production more sustainable. An initiative to make spices more profitable for producers, and more accountable for buyers, has been launched by Dutch development organisation the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). Most spice producers are small-scale farmers who grow spices next to crops such as maize and bananas. They need support in meeting requirements for sustainability and certification. Exporters in developing countries also need help in ensuring that products comply with quality requirements as well as social and environmental standards. KIT has created an on-line dossier on the issue.

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