Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. A product that carries the Fairtrade Certification Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for farming communities and on promoting a way of farming that doesn’t harm either people or the environment.
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Italian confectionery company Ferrero will double the amount of cocoa it purchases from Fairtrade farmers – to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. Ferrero also announced a new collaboration with Fairtrade on cane sugar, with plans to source 20,000 metric tonnes of Fairtrade cane sugar between mid-2016 and 2019.
From education to eye-care, to micro-lending, mobile libraries and soccer fields, the Fairtrade Development Premium is helping to transform farming communities across South Africa.
In response to the numerous consumer queries about where to buy Fairtrade products, Fairtrade South Africa has launched the world’s first Fairtrade Webstore - an online platform where consumers will be able to shop their favourite products with the world’s most recognised and trusted ethical label.
The extra money paid to farmers and workers who are certified as Fairtrade has risen above the €100 million mark for the first time, according to new figures released today.
EU funds a Fairtrade South Africa project to increase awareness of, and access to, sustainable consumerism in SA.
Agriculture is an industry under strain with a severe drought crippling production, the depreciation of the Rand, investor uncertainty and more. There are trends that have been exerting influence on the industry for years and new trends emerge as markets move and change fast.