Bridgehead Trading - An Alternative Marketing Organization.
Organization profile published 1982

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Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2424
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Four Toronto residents, committed to concrete action in the field of international economic justice, have established Bridgehead Trading, a Canadian Alternative Marketing Organization (AMO) that is part of a growing international network including development agencies and church groups in western Europe and Australia.

Abstract:  Four Toronto residents, committed to concrete action in the field of international economic justice, have established Bridgehead Trading, a Canadian Alternative Marketing Organization (AMO) that is part of a growing international network including development agencies and church groups in western Europe and Australia.

Bridgehead Trading of Toronto imports vacuum-packed, filter-ground, pure Nicaraguan coffee ("Now with the Aroma of Liberty") that is roasted, ground and packed by a Dutch AMO in Amsterdam. (There are at present no facilities in Nicaragua for vacuum-packing coffee). From Tanzania, Bridgehead Trading imports pure instant coffee processed in east and central Africa's only instant coffee factory - owned jointly by the Tanzanian government and the co-operatives of small-scale coffee farmers who supply it. The pure Ceylon tea that Bridgehead Trading imports (already packed) from Sri Lanka is grown on an estate owned by a Trust that runs six homes for mentally and physically handicapped children.

The coffee and tea imported by Bridgehead Trading is sold by mail order and through food co-operatives at prices similar to those charged for good quality coffee and tea in commercial outlets. Income that is surplus to the running costs of Bridgehead Trading is used to support development projects in Nicaragua, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.

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