Vision and Corporate Philosophy
40 years Rapunzel - 40 years organic movement
Fairy tale wedding: Zwergenwiese and Rapunzel
Environmental declaration and EMAS-certificate
Fair value-added chain
Impressions from the Turkey Project
Rapunzel Turkey with a new outfit
Rapunzel guarantees ...
Partners and products
HAND IN HAND-Fair-Trade-Program
HAND IN HAND fair trade
HAND IN HAND criteria
HAND IN HAND-Partner
HAND IN HAND-Fund
HAND IN HAND-FUND Overview
Exemplary Projects in Details
Kisanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Electric Fence, Malawi
Nature’s Treasure Chest, Madagascar
Protection of Rhinoceroses, South Africa
Fishing without Dynamite, Cambodia
Tibet - Surviving after the Earthquake
Clean Drinking Water, India
Vegetables in the Desert, Pakistan
New Forest, Philippines
Forest at the Source of the Rio Nosara, Costa Rica
On the Nut Trail, Brazil
Bolivia - The True Gold of the Incas
Dolphins off the Coast of Paracas, Peru
Hekima, a Success Story
A School for the Future of Africa
ORGANIC QUALITY SINCE 1974
Special Rapunzel quality
Agricultural poisons? No thanks!
Fair organic palm oil
Rapunzel among the forerunners for sustainable palm oil
Palm oil: pros and cons
The Legau Declaration
In situ in Ecuador
Important questions and answers
Information on GMO
NEW organic products
Antipasti & spice pastes
Grains and grain products
bioSnacky sprouts equipment
Coffee, cocoa and instant beverages
Nibbles and snacks
Muesli and Porridge
Noodles and Pasta
Oils, fat and vinegar
Tomato products and sauces
Wine and Prosecco
Seasoning, salts, soups, spices
Ingredients and processing
Veggie 4 Kids
Do it yourself ice-cream
Cake and Pastries
Delicious for on the Road
Snacks and Nibbles
Rapunzel Naturkost farming initiatives
Das Rapunzel HAND IN HAND Fairhandels-Programm
HAND IN HAND - organic. fair. Rapunzel.
HAND IN HAND fair-trade progam
HAND IN HAND partner
HAND IN HAND fund
The HAND IN HAND program is Rapunzel's proprietary fair trade program. The program was started in the early 1990s and was the first fair trade program with 100% organically manufactured products.
HAND IN HAND efficiently connects ecological, economic and social sustainability. Today, more than 150 Rapunzel products are marked with the HAND IN HAND label that guarantees benefits to producers and consumers alike due to our high standards.
The HAND IN HAND fund was initiated in 1998. The fund is administered by Rapunzel and the German Environmental Aid (DUH). Until today, the fund paid out almost 1.8 million Euro to support 379 projects in 58 different countries (as of November 2019).
Das Rapunzel Türkei Projekt
The Rapunzel Naturkost Turkey project
Products from the Turkey project
The Turkey project is the oldest and most comprehensive Rapunzel project. The foundation for an organic farming project in Turkey was laid in 1985. At first, only figs and sultanas were exported to Germany but with time more and more farmers became interested in the cooperation with Rapunzel and the exported amounts and the number of different organic products grew.
In 1991 Rapunzel opened a consultancy in the city of Izmir that turned into a subsidiary company, Rapunzel Organic Ltd., in 1997.
HAND IN HAND program (HIH)
The HAND IN HAND program (HIH) started in 1992. This program combines the ideas of controlled organic farming and fair trade. Direct and long-term supplier relations guarantee new opportunities for the HIH partners and best organic quality for the consumer.
All Rapunzel products that are made with more than 50 % fair trade raw materials sourced from HIH partners are marked with Rapunzel’s proprietary HIH label. Today, more than 150 products have the HIH label.
Rapunzel Turkey project
The Turkey Project is Rapunzel’s largest and oldest farming project. The first contacts with Turkish farmers date back to the mid-1970s. After years of extensive pioneer work, the first organic products, figs and sultanas, could be purchased from Turkish farmers.
Today, about 450 farmers from 14 provinces from across Turkey are part of the Rapunzel Turkey Project. On a total area of 2,500 hectare they grow organic apricots, hazelnuts, sultanas, almonds, figs, olives and much more – altogether 37 different agricultural products.
HAND IN HAND fund
The HAND IN HAND fund (HIH fund) was founded in 1998 as a joint project of Rapunzel Naturkost and the German Environmental Aid (DUH). The fund supports eco-social initiatives and projects around the world. Since its foundation a total of almost 1,8 mio Euro from the HIH fund financed 379 project in 58 countries (as of November 2019).
Most of the fund money comes from guaranteed donations by Rapunzel Naturkost. Every year 1 % of the purchase value of all HAND IN HAND raw materials is contributed to the fund; in 2019 this sum amounted to 135,000 Euro. Individual contributions and charitable donations complement the fund input.
HAND IN HAND
Fair trade and organic farming are central for Rapunzel
We distribute our products around the world - our local partners are happy to help you.
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