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8 Great reasons to choose Fairtrade products

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1. Fairtrade means fair pay and working conditions for farmers and producers. Fair Trade products are made in safe and healthy working conditions, where farmers and producers receive a fair price and have a voice in how their workplace is run.

2. Fairtrade is better for the environment. Fair Trade supports sustainable practices that minimize our environmental footprint.

3. Fairtrade is safe. Fair Trade actively promotes integrated farm management systems that improve soil fertility, preserve ecosystems and limit the use of harmful agricultural chemicals. That means food that’s safer for you and for the people who grow it.

Workers on Fairtrade plantations invested 50% of their Fairtrade premium on their properties and education.

4. Fairtrade supports communities. By working through cooperative structures, Fair Trade artisans and small farmers are able to invest Fair Trade earnings in their communities, improving housing, healthcare, and schools.

5. Fairtrade means sustainable local economies. Fair Trade gives farmers and artisans control of their own future. They can build their own businesses, rather than working for a middle man, and the profits stay in their communities and go back into their businesses.

57% of Fairtrade premium expenditure is contributing to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals to combat hunger., 2019 Monitoring Summary, 10th edition

6. Fairtrade means employment for women. Women make up over 25 percent of the smallholder farmers and workers involved directly in Fairtrade. And these figures do not account for the many women who work the land that is owned by their husbands or other male relatives.

7. Fairtrade is business farmers can count on. Fair Trade is committed to strengthening direct partnerships between buyers and producers. These partnerships provide an avenue for buyers to purchase quality products from people they trust, and offer a sustainable and reliable way for farmers, artisans and their families to improve their livelihood.

8. Fairtrade means what you buy matters. By choosing Fair Trade products you are making a difference in the lives of the people who grow the food you eat and the goods you use.

Fairtrade Producer Countries by number of certified producer organisations., 2019 Monitoring Summary, 10th edition

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