The Naturex Foundation, an initiative of French ingredients firm Naturex, has reported good progress on its three ongoing community projects in places from where it sources raw materials.
Since 2008 a group of young disabled people in the Ouarzazate and Zagora area of Morocco have completed their training and set up their own farms. Now the foundation is to help them keep running their small business properly; it is also seeking a new project in the country.
In Peru, a project in cooperation with Kalisayas Out Reach has supplied equipment to a dental office, and is contributing to an internet centre with computer courses for kids.
In India a new project with Agrisud to fight poverty by creating small farms to grow aromatic plants has just started, and this year around 20 new farms are expected to start up.
The Naturex Foundation has indicated that other many other projects are likely to be started in other countries.