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Fairtrade in Africa

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Fairtrade has a strong presence in Africa with over 641,000 farmers and workers represented by 253 producer organizations. Fairtrade Africa is the producer network representing the interests of …

Fairtrade has a strong presence in Africa with over 641,000 farmers and workers represented by 253 producer organizations. Fairtrade Africa is the producer network representing the interests of African producers to Fairtrade International, the global umbrella organization for Fairtrade.

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  • 1. MONITORING THE SCOPE AND BENEFITS OF FAIRTRADE THIRD EDITION, 2011 Fairtrade in Africa© Fairtrade 2011 Fairtrade Africa
  • 2. Mable Matetsuworking at theBanana PlantationVolta River Estates(VREL) in Ghana.© Nathalie Bertrams © Fairtrade 2011
  • 3. © Fairtrade 2011 Mapped impact 3
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  • 5. The DougourakoroniCotton ProducersCooperative in Kita, Mali,has been Fairtradecertified since 2004. © Fairtrade 2011 5
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  • 9. Tumukugize,worker atMabaleGrowers TeaFactory Ltd inFort Portal,Uganda© Nathalie Bertrams © Fairtrade 2011
  • 10. © Fairtrade 2011 Fairtrade Africa 10
  • 11. © Fairtrade 2011 Fairtrade Africa 11
  • 12. Womenproducing sheabutter, AkomaCooperative -Bolgatanga,Ghana© Nathalie Bertrams © Fairtrade 2011
  • 13. The Fairtrade Producer Networks FAIRTRADE AFRICA© Fairtrade 2011
  • 14. What is Fairtrade Fairtrade Africa (formerly AFN) is a memberAfrica? of Fairtrade International and represents producers from all regions of the continent. In 2010, the network organized the first Fairtrade Africa Forum held in Zimbabwe. African producers gathered to share best practices and train on improving business. Read more at www.fairtradeafrica.net© Fairtrade 2011
  • 15. Fairtrade Africa 1. Producer representation within thehas five keyactivity areas Fairtrade system especially in areas of governance, policy and standards development 2. Producer capacity improvement for sustainable businesses 3. Promoting market access for producers 4. Developing partnerships inside and outside of Africa 5. Promoting trade justice in Africa© Fairtrade 2011
  • 16. How does Fairtrade Africa operates three regionalFairtrade Africaoperate? networks: •Eastern Africa Network based in Nairobi, Kenya •West Africa Network based in Accra, Ghana •Southern Africa Network based in Cape Town, South Africa. •A new network for North Africa & Middle East has been established by Fairtrade certified producers© Fairtrade 2011
  • 17. All information contained in this presentation and more can be found in the full report, “Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade” (PDF) at www.fairtrade.net.© Fairtrade 2011