Fairtrade is about helping farmers and workers in developing countries receive fair trade terms, so they can afford to live their lives sustainably. There are more than 1.66 million farmers and workers in Fairtrade Certified producer organisations, of which there are 1,411 organisations across 73 countries.
When you choose Fairtrade you help the farmers to have;
1. Better Prices
Farmers in developing countries receive better prices for the raw materials and products they sell when you purchase Fairtrade products, making their work more sustainable as they receive the needed income to farm and live.
2. Decent Working Conditions
Farmers and workers can work in safe and acceptable working conditions, with no slavery or child labour used.
3. Local Sustainability
Makes the local economy better with farmers taking control of their own businesses and the profits staying in the local community. Workers on Fairtrade certified plantations invested 33% of their Fairtrade Premium in housing improvements in 2016.
Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
As a result = Sustainable Quality Products
Fairtrade products are higher quality and have a great taste as they are often from smaller farms where farmers take pride in their work and pay closer attention to detail, making sure the product is the best they can produce. Also with a fair price they can invest more into their farm to develop their processes and products, small producer organisations spend 48% of their Fairtrade premium in services for farmers, like provision of agricultural tools or farmer training.
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For More Information, please visit www.fairtrade.org.uk