How Fairtrade helps farmers cultivate skills

28 October

Did you know that Fairtrade, which is proven to be the world’s more ethical trading scheme,
represents over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 organisations worldwide? Learn more
here.

This is very important because growing cocoa – for example – is very hard work! 90% of it is grown by small farmers, many of whom are underpaid women. In Côte d’Ivoire, women cocoa farmers are striving to change the status quo by “asking a simple question: don’t we deserve more?”

Many cotton farmers in developing countries struggle to make ends meet. Caught between decreasing product values and higher productions costs, some don’t make enough in a month to buy even one article of the clothing their cotton is used to produce.

Faitrade also helps miners all over the world. 90% of gold miners worldwide are artisans and small-scale miners and an estimated 100 million rely on small-scale mining to support their families and communities. Yet many cannot afford to mine in conditions that do not jeopardise their health.

Finally, Fairtrade has helped improve the lives of millions of farmers worldwide, including that of Ketra Kyosiimire. In this video, the Ugandan farmer and accountant explains how sustainable trading has enabled her to empower her community:

26 November 2019
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Did you know that Fairtrade, which is proven to be the world’s more ethical trading scheme, represents over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 organisations worldwide? Learn more here. This is very important because growing cocoa – for example – is very hard work! 90% of it is grown by small farmers, many of […]

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