Eudafano Women's Cooperative is a member of PhytoTrade Africa.It is a cooperative of rural women in Northern Namibia that produces Marula oil. The cooperative has been awarded organic certification that has resulted in the increase in incomes received by harvesters. The aim of the cooperative is to promote the economic and social interests of its member group women by providing effective services to its members according sound business principles and the requirements of the market. Eudafano Women's Cooperative has joined the Body Shop Community Trade Programme. This programme pays a fair price to the primary producers and this has improved incomes realised by EWC and has been further enhanced by the organic certification of the oils sold by the cooperative. With the aim of economically empowering poor rural women in Northern Namibia through commercialisation of natural products, EWC has ensured that primary producers are paid fair prices for their produce. Training and awareness raising on organic production has been done for the primary producers and this has further improved the incomes that they realise from the sale of Marula kernels. The rural women are fairly represented in the EWC board that overseas the operations of the cooperative.
Cooperative or Membership Association, Environmental Goods or Services