Fairtrade values the unique and delicate environments we work in across the planet. Fairtrade farmers implement basic environmentally friendly farming practices – like only using non-GMO seeds and avoiding certain toxic pesticides. We do not require organic certification because barriers like cost, location, quality of soil and training often make it difficult to pursue for some farmers.
Our local and regional experts work with farmers that are interested in pursuing organic certification whenever possible. We also incentivize converting to organic with a higher Fairtrade Minimum Price. Using coffee as an example – the price for regular fair trade is $1.60/pound, while fair trade organic certified is $1.90/pound.
Fairtrade is committed to the environment
No GMO Seeds or Hazardous Materials
Our Standards prohibit the use of GMO seeds and hazardous materials.
Training & Support
Local experts train and support farmers in reducing their impact on their ecosystems.
Resources to Implement Best Practices
Many farmers choose to invest their Fairtrade Premium to build sustainable farming systems - like investing in better irrigation.
Organic farming is so nice because our health is not affected by chemicals. Because of organic our future will be better.Sama Limburni, Tea Farmer
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