Within the context of north-south operations, BelOrta regularly takes part in initiatives set up by VBT, and it is represented in the national steering committee. In addition and to complement this, BelOrta takes the initiative itself to set an example wherever possible for cooperatives in countries where cooperative operations for agriculture and horticulture are not as well developed.
BelOrta provides information to initiatives that are looking to establish themselves by holding company tours, information sessions, lectures and debates. Collaborations with Vredeseilanden, Trias and other NGOs provide important additional benefits in this respect.
Local initiatives, too, that advocate Fair Trade both on a global and local scale, are our preferred interlocutors.