Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
The Fairtrade minimum price ensures farmers, workers and their communities can organise into cooperatives and improve their positions in the supply chain, while Fairtrade helps give farmers access to organic training and premium markets.
Read more about how Fairtrade works in action by viewing our pages on Farmers and Workers
or Fairtrade in the Pacific