Farmers and workers

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.

Banana farmers and workers

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

Cocoa farmers

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.

Coffee farmers

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

Cotton farmers

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

Flowers

Whatever the occasion, you can say it with Fairtrade flowers. With 69 shades available across UK retailers and online there is colour to suit everyone.

Gold miners

Gold is a symbol of love, power and wealth the world-over. But look behind the glitz and the reality is not so glamorous.

Sugar farmers

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.

Tea farmers and workers

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.

Wine farmers and workers

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