The Profairtrade Development Enterprise (PDE) also known as Preda Fair Trade has helped as many as 361 Aeta indigenous farmers organize themselves into an organic farming association. These marginal subsistence farmers in Zambales and Bataan province on the West Coast of the Philippines, manage a variety of fruit trees and farm many root crops and vegetables and focus mainly on banana and mango production of different varieties
The area under organic control is mountainous and remote without access roads in some locations and some areas have no electricity. The Aeta indigenous people live in small villages catered over 50 kilometer stretch of mountainous terrain parallel to the coast line and extend inland for about twenty kilometers.They are mostly poor and live in Bamboo and grass roof one room houses. Their ancestral lands were once primeval rain forest and they were hunters and gatherers but the forests in the mountains were logged out by corporations and bare hills were left.The people replanted trees and farmed the area during the past sixty years.
They have achieved organic certification status through the farmers association and with cooperation they protect and preserve the entire area from any chemical introduction of fertilizer and pesticides. The PDE (Preda fair Trade) assists them with training and communications for inspections by Control Union. Preda fair trade project makes the Mango and bananas not only organically produced and certified but also with Fair Trade status.