Where do we work?
We work directly with farmers and workers in the Global South. That includes countries in Africa, Asia and Asia Pacific, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Since we are focused on agriculture and small-scale farmers, many of the nearly two million people we work with are living in remote rural areas that are often tropical. This looks a bit different from the rolling wheat fields you might associate with farming in the US—crops like coffee grow best in the mountains.
Our expertise is leveraging trade relations to better living and working conditions. Therefore, we work in countries that typically do not have the infrastructure, support systems or safety nets in place to fully support farmers and workers.
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With fair pricing and better working conditions, we have seen the lives of farmers and their communities transform. The impact of more just and equitable trade is tangible in their daily lives.
I planted two hectares of cocoa plantlets to increase my income, enable my children to go to school and have better opportunities in life.Felice Kouakou, Cote d'Ivoire
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