100% Organic Pods, 100% Pure Vanilla, 100% Fair Trade
We Value Fair Trade:
NIUE Vanilla International (NVI) was founded under the values of fair trade and ethical trading practices that will benefit both the company and local vanilla farmers. Without prior knowledge for vanilla farming, NVI first took form out from an act of kindness and empathy towards local vanilla farmers who required assistance. To find out more on the origin of NIUE Vanilla International, read our story.
NVI pledges to always maintain a fair trade composure that ensures Niuean vanilla farmers will grow and expand alongside the company. Not only do we provide farming assistance to local vanilla farmers, we have successfully established a stable and realiable connection with the outside world to sell Niuean vanilla. NVI have also taken a further step forward and formed a partnership with Trade Aid, a non for profit retailer in New Zealand with years of fair trade experience.
Trade Aid was also created on a social cause to provide trade justice to poor and developing communities around the world. We identified that this is a natural match for the company and an excellent benchmark on how genuine our fair trade practices can be. Our vision is to continuously provide assistance for our local community of vanilla farmers and to encourage a united effort to make NIUE a prosperous developing nation through vanilla cultivation.
The Niue Vanilla Industry:
NIUE Vanilla International (NVI) provides cooperative assistance to a community of 60 local vanilla farmers to produce premium quality vanilla pods for the international market. Local farmers are free to cultivate and manage their own individual family plots while maintaining ethical organic practices and standards.
Following the guidance of Niue Island Organic Farmers Association (NIOFA), 90% of local vanilla growers are registered members. NIOFA ensure’s that the strict guidelines and standards of BIOGRO are maintained at all times, which enables local farmers to retain an organic approach to vanilla farming.
BIOGRO guidelines and standards are also observed during the harvesting season as safety and quality are our top priorities. All vanilla pods are cured naturally under an “organic certified facility” where they are naturally dried in a specific time schedule.
NVI's premium vanilla pods are dried and stored in appropriate batches that strictly complies with BIOGRO guidelines and standards. All vanilla pods are cured to a desired moisture level content whilst maintaining its natural thickness, appeal and richness in flavour. NVI is also more than happy to meet specific preferences by any consumer, buyer, chef and end user in terms of the natural curing process. This is the standard that we are establishing for the local industry and our global markets.