There are over 1.65 million farmers and workers in 1,226 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system.
The list below allows you to explore some case studies of both producer organisations and individual workers in 74 countries across four continents.
Discover the difference that Fairtrade is making to the lives of farmers and workers, their families and communities.
Gerardo Arias Camacho is a coffee farmer and a board member of his local Llano Bonito coffee co-operative.
COOPEAGRI is a large co-operative located in the Perez Zeledon region in the south of Costa Rica. Coffee is its main cash crop.
Through coffee and the development of the cooperative, ASPROTIMANA has offered the families hope for a better future.
Aimeth Fernández Angulo is a banana farmer and manager of ASOBANARCOOP, a growers’ co-operative in Magdalena, Colombia.
Alexis Martinez Palacios is a full-time worker in the packing facility of Agrosiete, a banana plantation located in Urabá, Colombia.
Albeiro Alfonso Cantillo, known as Foncho, is a banana farmer from Cienaga, in the banana growing region of Magdalena, northern Colombia.
Cooperativa de Productores de Banano del Magdalena (BANAFRUCOOP) is a smallholder banana producers co-operative located in northern Colombia
Bananeras de Urabá is a multi-estate plantation made up of six Fairtrade certified farms (Mi Tierra, Madrigal, La Tagua, Venturosa, Cantares, and Evocación).
Plantación Martha María is a medium-size producer of banana for the export market, located in the Uraba region of northwest Colombia.
Agrocel Pure & Fair Cotton Growers’ Association in Rapar is a group of 1,930 farmers who grow cotton in the Kutch region of western India.
FTAK is a small farmers’ organisation located in South India that grows coffee and many other products including cashew nuts and tropical spices.
Mr Henriksen has been employed by The United Nilgiri Tea Estates Co Ltd (UNTE) for 18 years.
For the last three years Krishnan has been managing the organic Fairtrade cotton project in three southern states of India.
Thiashola Tea Estate is located in the heart of the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu state, the main tea growing area of south India.
Vinay Devaiah has been manager of Thiashola Tea Estate since June 2006.
Established in 2004, Chetna Organic supports more than 15,000 farmers, helping them increase the sustainability and profitability of their farming systems.
Manarcadu Social Service Society (MASS) is a co-operative with a membership of 837 small farmers who it helps and supports with all their farming needs.
Anna is employed at the KDCU head office where she is responsible for all issues relating to employment.
Karagwe District Cooperative Union Ltd (KDCU) is an organisation of small scale coffee growers located in the Karagwe District of northwest Tanzania.
Kaderes Peasants Development Plc (KPD) is a coffee co-operative located in Karagwe, northwest Tanzania.
Bernard Ranaweera is the President of the Small Organic Farmers’ Association located in Sri Lanka.
Dorothy Agard is a banana farmer from St Lucia, one of the Windward Islands located in the Eastern Caribbean.
Sandra Joseph is a banana farmer from the island of St Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean.
Gumutindo coffee co-operative was formed to improve the livelihoods of its farmers, who rely on coffee for their main income.
Justine Watalunga is an organic coffee farmer and the treasurer of one of 11 societies affiliated to Gumutindo Coffee Co-operative Enterprise Ltd.
Mobuku Moringa Vanilla Farmers Association (MMVFA) is an organisation of 14 vanilla producer co-operatives located in Western Uganda.
Henry Matenda owns a 2.5 hectare plot of land on which he grows sugar cane as part of Kasinthula Cane Growers’ Association (KCGA).
Masauko is General Manager of Kasinthula Cane Growers Limited, a company owned by KCG farmers through the Shire Valley Cane Growers Trust.
Satemwa Tea Estate is located in the Shire Highlands of southern Malawi. Tea is a major employer and earner of foreign exchange for the Malawian economy.
Sukambizi Association Trust (SAT) is an organisation of small-scale tea producers located in the Mount Mulanje area of southern Malawi.
Kasinthula Cane Growers’ Association (KCG) is a smallholder sugar cane project located in an inhospitable region of southern Malawi.
MASFA is an organisation of small-scale farmers in Malawi who produce peanuts for the export market and is also part-owner of Liberation Foods (UK Fair Trade nut company).
Since 1999, Mzuzu Coffee Planters Co-operative Union believe that increased production of their award-winning coffee would improve their livelihood.
Juliana Sampana is the President of the Akoma Cooperative Multipurpose Society (Akoma) whose members collect shea nuts for processing into shea butter.
Juliet’s role as Fairtrade Officer includes supporting VREL in complying with Fairtrade Standards and maintaining its Fairtrade Certification.
Kuapa Kokoo is located in Kumasi, at the centre of the cocoa growing region in the West of Ghana.
Massatoma Mounkoro is the son of cotton farmers and now works as Manager of MOBIOM’s Centre of Competence.
Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union (OCFCU), the largest Fairtrade coffee producer in Ethiopia, was founded in 1999.
SOPPEXCCA was formed in 1997 by a group of 62 farmers to improve the lives of its members and their communities to build a sustainable organisation.
UCA was founded in 1992 by members of 11 village co-operatives.
COOMPROCOM (Cooperativa Multisectorial de Productores de Café Orgánico de Matagalpa) is a coffee co-operative located in central Nicaragua.
Teresa Riviera Palacios has been the president of the co-operative Dantanli Los Robles since 2012, and has been farming coffee for many years.
Unión de Productores Agropecuarios (UPROAGRO) is an association of small-scale coffee growers located in northern Bolivia.
Bigot Flowers Ltd started growing roses in 2002. When they achieved Fairtrade certification in 2008, they made lots of positive changes.
Primarosa Flowers has set itself the goal of being the leader in its region in the implementation of environmentally friendly agricultural practices.
Ravine Roses is part of Karen Roses Limited Group, a company established in 1989 by the Kotut family.
Gikanda Farmers Co-operative Society (Gikanda) is located in the Mathira Division of Mathira East District in the Central Province of Kenya.
Iriaini was Fairtrade certified in October 2006. It currently sells around 60 tonnes of tea or 2% of production to the Fairtrade market.
FIECH has over 3,300 members, primarily indigenous famers and their families.
ACODIHUE is located in the Cuchumatanes Mountains of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
FEDECOCAGUA became Fairtrade certified in 2000, though some member cooperatives have been selling to the Fairtrade market for more than 10 years.
Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is located in the ‘sugar belt’ area of northern Belize.
CECOVASA is a secondary-level organisation made up of 10 primary co-operatives which represent 5,049 Quechua and Aymara peasant families.
Café Organica Marcala (COMSA) is an association of small-scale organic coffee producers located in the La Paz region of western Honduras.
CONACADO is a union of cocoa co-operatives in the Dominican Republic whose cocoa is sold to Fairtrade and other export markets.
Cud Lie Mnong Fairtrade Agriculture Cooperative (CUDLIEMNONG) is located in Cu Mgar, in the central highlands of Vietnam.
Five primary co-operatives came together on 26 August 2004 to form the Entreprise Coopérative Kimbre, known as ECOOKIM.
Fairtrade certified in 2003, EAC grows three types of raisin grapes; Thompson Seedless Raisins, Golden Sultanas and Orange River Sultanas.
La Riojana is a co-operative of small-scale grape farmers in northwest Argentina who also process, bottle and export their wine to Europe and the US.
Manduvirá Co-operative is located in the remote district of Arroyos y Esteros, around 70km northeast of Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay.
Founded in 2008, the Neknasi Coffee Growers Cooperative Society has a membership of 422 coffee farmers located in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.
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