Mar 22, 2023
February 2022 Update
The Slow team in Laos is currently working on renovating the on-site housing so that the new farm staff can move in during the spring season.
Slow has acquired the plantation and is hiring staff to manage it on all levels, including planting the many trees.
This means that a radically different level of transparency is possible in that Slow can ensure that farm work is happening according to fair working standards. In the coffee industry, there can be up to 15 intermediaries in the value chain, making it very difficult to know how farmer conditions are.
All Slows plantation workers are getting paid fairly and have good working conditions like sick leave, insurance, paid nursery for kids etc.
Stay tuned, and learn more as the work on the plantation progresses!