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We are a nation of chocolate lovers – we each eat 8.4kg of chocolate on average every year. That’s more than the Swiss, Belgians, or any other European country, and demand is growing. But how many of us really know much about where the cocoa in our chocolate comes from? And what life is like for the people who grow it, and the conditions they live in?
This report examines how fair trade coffee is strengthening coffee communities. The content is based on interviews conducted during a field trip by the Fairtrade Foundation to five Fairtrade certified coffee organisations in Central America.
Around 80 per cent of the worlds sugar is derived from sugar cane, grown by millions of small-scale farmers
and plantation workers in developing countries. This briefing offers an overview of the sector and explores why Fairtrade is needed and what it can achieve.
This report examines environmental sustainability in fair trade coffee production. The content is based on interviews conducted during a field trip by the Fairtrade Foundation to five Fairtrade certified coffee organisations in Central America.
This report, now in its Sixth Edition, gives the results of the 2013 monitoring data collection from Fairtrade certified producer
organizations. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2013, and gives data on key Fairtrade
performance indicators—from a producer perspective. The report also captures the results of
more detailed research about the impacts of Fairtrade.
This study assesses the impact of Fairtrade on cotton producers and their organisations in Mali, Senegal, Cameroon and India and presents the challenges faced by Fairtrade in targeting poor cotton farmers at the very end of a long and complex supply chain.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.