2012 Fairtrade General Overview


Published on

A collection of maps displaying data from "Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade," a report that details the benefits and impact of Fairtrade. For more studies, visit http://www.fairtrade.net/impact-and-research.html.

Published in: Business, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

2012 Fairtrade General Overview

  1. 1. © James. A. Rodriguez
  2. 2. © Sean Hawkey is an ethical certification system and movement with a people-first approach to trade. To connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives. . A world in which all producers can enjoy secure, sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential and decide on their future
  3. 3. World trade rules and power structures are unfair. The odds are stacked high against small-scale farmers and workers in the developing world. They face the challenges of rising food and fuel costs, an increasingly unpredictable climate and volatile prices for their goods. Fairtrade offers farmers and workers in developing countries a better deal, and the opportunity to improve their lives and invest in their future. © Sean Hawkey
  4. 4. 1. Long-Term Partnerships 2. Transparency 3. Fairtrade Minimum Price 4. Fairtrade Premium © Jasper Leonard
  5. 5. Fairtrade Standards encourage long-term business relationships between producers and their business partners to build more stability from year to year. Producers also are involved in decisions in the Fairtrade system. They play a key role in the Board, Standards Committee, General Assembly and in consultation processes for Standards and Pricing. Fairtrade and its members also manage partnerships with important NGOs to bring additional services to producer organizations. © Jasper Leonard
  6. 6. Small farmer groups must have a democratic structure and transparent administration to be certified. Workers must have representatives on a committee that decides on the use of the Fairtrade Premium. Fairtrade International supports producer groups to develop capacity in these areas. © Jasper Leonard
  7. 7. The Fairtrade Minimum Price acts as a safety net for farmers at times when world markets fall below a sustainable level. When the market price is higher than the Fairtrade Minimum Price, producers receive the market price or the price agreed at contract signing. The Fairtrade Premium is an additional sum of money paid on top of the product price. The Premium goes into a communal fund for farmers and workers to improve social, economic and environmental conditions. © Sean Hawkey
  8. 8. The Belize Sugar Cane Association uses the Fairtrade Premium to support numerous schools in Belize. © James A. Rodriguez
  9. 9. Cooperative COINACAPA in Bolivia purchased trucks with the Fairtrade Premium © Carla Veldhuyzen
  10. 10. © James A. Rodriguez Doroteo is a former sugar cane farmer. The Belize Sugar Cane Farmer Association used the Fairtrade Premium money to pay for half of the costs of his prosthetic limbs. (San Narciso, Corozal, Belize)
  11. 11. © Sean Hawkey
  12. 12. more stable prices and develop long-term trading relationships that allow them to develop their businesses and plan for the future. © James A. Rodriguez
  13. 13. can choose from an ever growing range in line with their values. By buying into Fairtrade, consumers support producers who are working to improve their lives. © Jasper Leonard
  14. 14. Fairtrade rewards and encourages environmentally sustainable practices, including organic certification and more. © James A. Rodriguez