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Who benefits from Fairtrade?

The Fairtrade system provides tangible benefits to small-scale farmers and workers, consumers and the environment.

1. Small-scale farmers and workers: Approximately 1.5 million workers and farmers in 58 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America benefit from Fairtrade. Some of the benefits of Fairtrade include:

  • Increased power/ improved role in the trade of their produce
  • Improved access to low or no-interest loans
  • Technical assistance for building infrastructure to improve production
  • Communications systems, and collectively-owned transport and processing equipment
  • Better health care and education
  • Technical training and skill diversification for cooperative members and their families

2. Consumers: The Fairtrade system benefits consumers by:

  • Having the opportunity to buy in line with their principles
  • Being empowered them to play their part in addressing global trade inequities
  • Getting in exchange high quality products

3. Environment: Fairtrade rewards and encourages farming and production practices that are environmentally sustainable, such as:

  • Integrated farm management systems which minimize pollutants, pesticides and herbicides
  • Organic agriculture techniques
  • Banning the use of most dangerous pesticides

 
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