Meet our farmers

OUR FARMS. OUR FAMILIES.
OUR COMMUNITIES.

Canaan believes that Fair Trade is about much more than better pay, or decent working conditions. At its heart, Fair Trade is about connecting people across the Globe in a spirit of equity, trust and openness.

Each of the thousands of families that are part of the project has a story to tell. Fair trade is meaningful to every family in so many different ways. Perhaps its most notable impact is in creating hope and transforming the lives of the remarkable growers and communities that we work with.

Canaan has embarked on a three year project to interview and photograph members of all the over 50 PFTA cooperatives, both farmer and women's cooperatives, that we partner with.  Below are just a few of those profiles. We hope you enjoy meeting our farmers.  Check back often. We will be posting more farmers' and women's stories soon.

FAMILY STORIES

Abu ‘Asim
Olive Oil Producer,
'Asira Al Shamaliya

Abu Fadi Amin
Olive Oil Producer, Al Rami
 

Abu Adnan Abed El Salam
Olive Oil Producer, Faqua
 

Rwada Kader
Olive Oil Producer, Nos Ijbeel
 

Mustafa and Shafaq Jarar
Olive Oil Producers,
Jarar Family Farm

Abu Saleh Hasan Elwakid
Olive Oil Producer, Alaraqa
 

Abu Ra’fat Odeh al Qadi
Olive Oil Producer,
Mazara' Al Noubani

Ahmed Abu Salama
Olive Oil Producer, Faqu'a
 

Mahmoud & Ayman Nasser
Olive Oil Producers, Skaka
 

Haj Bashir Habaybeh
Olive Oil Producer, Sanour

 

Karam Family Farm
Olive Oil Producers, Jalqamous
 

Khadir Khadir
Olive Oil Producer. Nus Ijbail

 

Stories and photos by Vivien Sansour with support from Belgian Development Agency