People are at the heart of Fairtrade

Choose from a product below to learn more about the challenges faced by farmers and workers in key sectors and how Fairtrade improves things for them. 

Did you know that there are over 1.4 million farmers and workers spread across more than 70 countries in the world participating in Fairtrade? If data’s what you are looking for, click here for key stats on Fairtrade farmers, workers, producer organisations and Premium!

  • 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.

  • Cocoa pod


    Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite foods but growing cocoa is a hard task.

  • Raw coffee beans


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

  • Cotton picker


    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


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

  • 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


    Millions of people around the world depend on tea. Tea has grown from a medicinal crop in China five thousand years ago to being a multibillion pound global industry.