27.06.2018 - Activities Longgrain rice project Nanpara

We received news from our Longgrain and Basmati rice project in Nanpara/ Uttar Pradesh, India. Waterponds for irrigation have been built to prepare for the new rice season. The rice farmers and their families are happy about solar torches which were financed by Fairtrade premiums.

Activities Longgrain rice project Nanpara

06.06.2018 - TotalSense

TotalSense, developed by Bühler, is a low cost rice quality analysis solution. This product enables an objective, consistent and reliable analysis of every rice variety. Additionally, it stands for the first step to the digitalization of the Reismühle because the Totalsense-App immediately gives a report of the analysis. Please find a more detailed description in this 'Customer testimonial'- Video, which has been shooted at the Reismühle.


08.05.2018 - Rice Fund Surin

The cooperative 'Rice Fund Surin' in Thailand celebrates its 25 year existence. This cooperative is a partner of our 'fair&good' project since 2011. We are looking forward to our future partnership.
Our gift was a traditional swiss bell with a personal engraving.

Rice Fund Surin

24.04.2018 - Video of our Project in India

Recently, we have visited our basmati rice farmers in Uttarakhand, India together with Manuel Sager from the DEZA (Swiss Board of Development and Collaboration) and Reto Conrad the CEO of Coop. The main focus of our visit was the water project, which is supported by the DEZA and the Coop sustainability funds. This project is an important part of our basmatirice-project, which promotes the ecological use of water. Please find a more detailed description of the project in this new Coop video.

Video of our Project in India

05.04.2018 - 25 year anniversary of Coop naturaplan

Coop Naturaplan is celebrating its 25 year anniversary. This label stands for sustainable and environmentally friendly groceries. Many of our rice products are in organic and fairtrade quality and are available in the naturaplan- assortment.

25 year anniversary of Coop naturaplan

05.04.2018 - Sustainability projects in India

Reismühle Brunnen, Helvetas, Coop, DEZA and my climate support three projects in India in order to improve the living conditions and to facilitate the workaday life of the farmers. We engage in the organic rice project,  the waterproject and the biogas plant project. The waterproject and the organic rice project reduce the water use, increase the harvest net return and benefits the rice farmers. The biogas plants are advantageous because they produce organic dung and are environmentally friendly.

Sustainability projects in India

28.03.2018 - Benefits of the biogas plants

With the aid of the 'fair&good' project and the Fairtradepremiums the rice farmers are able to realise social and infrastructural projects such as the construction of biogas plants. myclimate is the main partner in the implentation of these biogas plants.

The biogas plants are advantageous for rice farmers in several ways such as the time-saving aspect. The collection of wood costs a lot of time which isn't necessary anymore. Thus, there are less dangerous confrontations with wild animals. Additionally, it is expected to decrease the deforestation. Furthermore, it is beneficial for the health of the farmers because there is less smoke inside the house.

Benefits of the biogas plants

27.03.2018 - The first rice terraces in Switzerland

Reismühle Brunnen has grown the first rice terraces in Switzerland in collaboration with the Tropenhaus Wolhusen. You can learn more about rice, its different growing stages, its origin and its importance on a tour in the Tropenhaus. The rice is grown sustainably and water-saving.  We are happy to have been able to realise this project and give an insight in the daily life of our rice farmers in Asia.

The first rice terraces in Switzerland

07.03.2018 - Biofach

Thank you for you visit at our stand at the Biofach. We had interesting conversations and our cook made delicious rice-meals.

Our stand was completely new designed. We were very happy with the result and received positive feeedbacks.


26.02.2018 - Integration award

We are happy to announce that we have received the integration award 2018! We enable disabled people the re-integration into employment. The award show took place on the 10th of April.

Integration award

29.01.2018 - BioFach

We will once more be among the exhibitors of the BioFach in Nuremberg, which will take place from 14-17 February.  We would be delighted if you would visit us at the shared Naturland booth in Hall 6/stand 305. We are looking forward to many interesting discussions with you.


20.12.2017 - Introduction of Foodboard

The packages of Coop's own brands have been replaced by Foodboard. This is a cardboard with a barrier to prevent the migration of mineraloils and is therefore perfectly suitable for groceries. This new packages are 100% recyclable and therefore environmentally friendly. Our goal is to fully switch our range in folding boxes to Foodboard.

Introduction of Foodboard

13.12.2017 - Reorganization of Reismühle Brunnen/Nutrex

As of 1 January 2018, the two companies Reismühle Brunnen and Nutrex will be merged at the organizational level and will operate under the name Reismühle Brunnen/Nutrex. The reason for the merger is the administrative optimization in the fields of sales, purchasing and quality management.

The administration will be based in Brunnen, Canton Schwyz. The two production sites will remain Busswil, Canton Berne, for vinegar, and Brunnen, Canton Schwyz, for rice. The Nutrex office in Busswil will be occupied until 30 April 2018 during the transitional phase.


Reorganization of Reismühle Brunnen/Nutrex

15.11.2017 - Completion of the Basmati harvest

Currently, we have visited our ricefarmers in India. Our farmers have finished their Basmati harvest in the middle of november. We were present at the unloading of the first truck . Therewith, the selling-season has started. We hope that our ricefarmers are able to generate a lot of earnings.

Completion of the Basmati harvest

15.11.2017 - Project-journey to India

We have visited our rice farmers in India in the middle of november. It was nice to see that the fairtrade premiums are wisely used. For example, our cooperative was able to install a drinking water unit in Amel, Betalghat Valley, at a primary school for boys and girls. The children were also happy to receive give-aways such as stickers, toys, yo-yos and sunglasses.


Project-journey to India

11.10.2017 - News from the use of Fairtradepremiums in India

The farmers of the cooperative Bahraich in India have been certified for their organic products for many years. Moreover, they have sold their first Fairtrade-products in 2016. Therefore, they have received their first Fairtrade-premium this year and decided to buy 40 Rishkas with it.


News from the use of Fairtradepremiums in India

15.09.2017 - Nomination for the Responsible Business Award

The Ethical Corporation announces the winners of the Responsible Business Awards on the 16th October in London. The 'fair&good' project of the Reismühle Brunnen is in collaboration with Coop nominated for the 'Supplier Engagement of the Year Award'. The 'fair&good' project contributes largely to the improvement of the life- and work conditions of the 4'500 involved farmers in India and Thailand.

Nomination for the Responsible Business Award

31.08.2017 - Anuga fair in Cologne

The fair for food and beverages in Cologne takes place from October 7th to 11th. We will be there to present our company in general, our project 'fair&good' and our products. We are located in hall 10.2 at stand A-038. We are looking forward to meeting you! 

Anuga fair in Cologne

31.08.2017 - News from the Visit of our farmers in India

Our project 'fair&good' in India and Thailand favours everyone, who is engaged in the value chain. We have recently visited our farmers in India and have gladly ascertained, that the fairtrade-premiums are wisely used. Using the premiums, a service center has been established. This service centre offers the possibility to the farmers to borrow agricultural machines and equipment.

News from the Visit of our farmers in India

10.08.2017 - Fairtradepemium India 2016

The rice farmers of the cooperative FFF Ramnagar have purchased a tractor with their Fairtradepremium last year. This year the cooperative have decided to provide more agricultural equipment for their farmers, which they can borrow at a service centre.

Fairtradepemium India 2016

22.12.2016 - New Website

We are pleased to present our new website! Enjoy discovering our rice world ...

New Website

20.12.2016 - Season's Greetings

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

Season's Greetings

26.08.2016 - 60 Years Celebration of Reismühle Brunnen

We celebrated our 60th anniversary together with our partners from all over the world. Suppliers, customers and the entire team of Reismühle Brunnen and their families had a fruitful exchange of ideas under the slogan "fair & good".

60 Years Celebration of Reismühle Brunnen

22.08.2016 - Visit of Ricefarmers

Ricefarmers of our project 'fair & good' in Thailand and India visit Swiss organic farmers.

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