People are at the heart of Fairtrade

There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers spread across more than 73 countries participating in Fairtrade. Learn how choosing Fairtrade products changes lives.

  • Men carrying crate of bananas


    Bananas are the favourite fruit in our grocery basket and are grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in tropical regions.

  • A machete is poised ready to cut open a yellow cocoa pod


    Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite sweet treats, but cocoa farmers often face a bitter reality. Fairtrade is fighting for a better future.

  • Red coffee cherries being scooped up


    Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages and 80% of it is produced by 25 million smallholders.

  • A woman in a cotton field holds a basket


    Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global textile industry.

  • Woman in flower greenhouse


    The cut flower trade is now a major industry in both developing and developed countries, with global trade estimated to be worth more than $100 billion a year. 

  • Gold miners
  • Cutting sugar cane


    Around 80 per cent of the world’s sugar is derived from sugar cane, grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in developing countries.

  • Woman picking tea


    Tea is the most popular drink in the world after water – an estimated 70,000 cups are drunk every second. Yet tea farmers and workers struggle to get a fair deal. This can have a very real and human cost.

  • A man stands in a vineyard in South Africa


    Wine is produced in over 50 countries around the world and is one of the world’s most well-known and popular beverages.

  • orange farm

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