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Fairtrade Coffee

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Fairtrade makes a difference for thousands of coffee producers around the world.

Fairtrade makes a difference for thousands of coffee producers around the world.

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  • 1. MONITORING THE SCOPE AND BENEFITS OF FAIRTRADE THIRD EDITION, 2011 Coffee© Fairtrade 2011 Project Title sits here - update this via the Header and Footer options
  • 2. Coffee is bigbusiness andremains one ofthe most valuableprimary productsin world trade.
  • 3. However, formany of theworld’s 25 millioncoffee farmers,coffee is a labourintensive cropthat frequentlyyields smallfinancial returns.
  • 4. More than 70 percent ofall coffee farmers aresmallholders working onplots smaller than 10hectares in developingcountries.
  • 5. Benefits of Fairtrade certification ensures that coffeeFairtrade for coffeefarmers farmers are treated more fairly. We encourage long-term trade deals, ensure a Minimum Price when markets are low, and a social Premium for community investment. Democratically-elected Fairtrade committees determine how best to use the Fairtrade Premium to benefit their communities.© Fairtrade 2011 7
  • 6. The Fairtrade • The international Fairtrade Standards differStandards forcoffee product to product based on the situation confronted by producers. In coffee the standards only apply to small producer organizations. • With small producers representing the grand majority of production in the coffee sector around the globe, a focus on building sustainable cooperatives and associations of small producers helps groups plan for the future. • For more info on the Fairtrade Standards, visit www.fairtrade.net/standards.html© Fairtrade 2011 8
  • 7. Borunsya Agenina,farm workerat Ankole CoffeeProducersCooperative UnionLtd in Bushenyi,Uganda.
  • 8. Due to the four years ittakes a coffee plant toyield fruit, it is difficultfor farmers to respondquickly to thefluctuating markets.
  • 9. Due to the increasingimpacts of climate changemany farmers are using theFairtrade Premium to helpput adaptation andmitigation plans into effect.
  • 10. One example of theseprojects is plantingcover crops to preventsoil erosion andprovide an additionalfood crop.
  • 11. All information contained in this presentation and more can be found in the full report, “Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade” (PDF) at Fairtrade International, the global association of Fairtrade organizations , at www.fairtrade.net. To find out about Fairtrade in the USA, visit www.fairtrade.net/usa.© Fairtrade 2011 20

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