The Niue Vanilla Industry:
Our company provides cooperative assistance to 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.
Under the guidance of Niue Island Organic Farmers Association (NIOFA), 90% of local vanilla growers are registered members. NIOFA ensure’s that BIOGRO guidelines and standards 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.
Our 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.
We Value Fair Trade:
We were founded under the values of fair trade and ethical trading practices that will benefit both the company and the local vanilla farmers. The initial developments of the company was fundamentally created 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, click here.
Under the honest and fair leadership principles of NVI’s founder, the company will always maintain a fair trade composure that ensures Niuean vanilla farmers will stand to benefit alongside the company. It is also important to note that our brand “NIUE Vanilla Organic” has been accepted into Trade Aid of New Zealand.
Trade Aid is a non for profit organisation that was created on a social cause to provide trade justice to poor and developing communities around the world. This new development highlights the genuine fair trade aspect of NIUE Vanilla International and the company’s organisational mission to help make Niue a prosperous developing nation.