How does Fairtrade protect the farmers?

How does Fairtrade protect the farmers?

How Fairtrade protects the environment. Environmental protection is ingrained in Fairtrade. To sell Fairtrade products, farmers have to improve soil and water quality, manage pests, avoid using harmful chemicals, manage waste, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and protect biodiversity.

What does the Fairtrade mark mean to farmers?

The FAIRTRADE Mark The original FAIRTRADE Mark has always stood for fairly produced and fairly traded products. It also means the product is fully traceable (kept separate from non-certified products) from farm to shelf. You see this Mark on single-ingredient products, such as bananas and coffee.

What is Fairtrade farmers guarantee?

Fairtrade standards include requirements for environmentally sound agricultural practices. The focus areas are: minimized and safe use of agrochemicals, proper and safe management of waste, maintenance of soil fertility and water resources and no use of genetically modified organisms.

What is the purpose of Fairtrade?

Fairtrade Standards ensure fairer terms of trade between farmers and buyers, protect workers’ rights, and provide the framework for producers to build thriving farms and organizations.

How does Fairtrade help cotton farmers?

Fairtrade encourages sustainable cotton production and is the only standard to provide economic benefits, through a guaranteed Fairtrade Minimum Price and additional Fairtrade Premium for seed cotton farmers. Through Fairtrade, thousands of cotton farmers have already improved their lives.

How does Fairtrade help cocoa farmers?

Fairtrade cocoa farmers are paid a Fairtrade Minimum Price for their goods, which acts as a safeguard when market prices drop. Organic production is incentivized with a higher Minimum Price. On top of the Minimum Price, farmer organizations also receive a Fairtrade Premium which they invest in projects of their choice.

How does Fairtrade help farmers with climate change?

Fairtrade Standards help protect the environment Reduce greenhouse gases and increase carbon sequestration. Avoid deforestation and protect forests. Tackle soil erosion and increase soil fertility. Reduce water wastage.

What does the Fairtrade Mark indicate?

The FAIRTRADE Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries. The Mark is used only on products certified in accordance with Fairtrade Standards and on promotional materials to encourage people to buy Fairtrade products.

What are the benefits of Fairtrade?

Benefits of Fairtrade for farmers and workers

  • Fairtrade farmers and workers are unique in earning a fair income.
  • Fairtrade farmers and workers have the power to invest in their communities.
  • Protecting the environment and staying healthy.
  • Fairtrade farmers are part of strong communities.
  • Fairtrade farmers are entrepreneurs.

What are the benefits of Fairtrade to small farmers and workers?

Fairtrade can improve food security which is closely linked to economic growth, stable incomes and reduced risk and vulnerability. If a farmer has a better income it means he or she has more money to buy food and more money to invest in growing more crops.

What are the benefits of fair trade to small farmers and workers?

Income sustainability: Fair trade helps producers set minimum prices, which help protect fair trade farmers and workers against erratic market prices. If the market price for a commodity drops, the minimum price ensures the farmers and workers still earn enough to cover the basic costs of living.

What is Fairtrade for small-scale farmers?

Small-scale farmers and workers are among the most marginalized by the global trade system. At Fairtrade, they are at the heart of everything we do. Unique among certification schemes, producers have an equal say in how Fairtrade is run and are included in all our decision-making.

What is Fairtrade and how does it work?

Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade coffee farmers drying beans in Guatemala. Fairtrade’s approach enables farmers and workers to have more control over their lives and decide how to invest in their future.

How much of the Fairtrade premium do plantation workers invest in sustainability?

In 2015-16, plantation workers decided to invest 20% of their Fairtrade Premium in community projects and a quarter on investments in education. For some products, a percentage of the Fairtrade Premium must be used for a specific purpose. Quinoa farmers have to invest 30% of their Premium in environmental sustainability.

What are the new Fairtrade sourced ingredient marks?

The new Fairtrade Sourced Ingredient Marks cover all Fairtrade commodities, except for coffee and bananas. This trio of Marks originated in 2014 and will be replaced by the Fairtrade Sourced Ingredient Mark above. For a while you might see both on your supermarket shelves.