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Published on February 20, 2008

Author: Maria

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Slide1:  FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2006 The FAIRTRADE Mark:  The FAIRTRADE Mark The FAIRTRADE Mark is the only independent consumer guarantee of a fair deal for producers in the developing world. Five million people – farmers, workers and their families – now benefit from Fairtrade. Why Fairtrade?:  Why Fairtrade? The FAIRTRADE Mark guarantees: Farmers receive a fair and stable price for their products Producers have the opportunity to improve their lives through a social premium Greater respect for the environment Small farmers have a stronger position in world markets and, A closer link between shoppers and producers Knowing the FAIRTRADE Mark:  Knowing the FAIRTRADE Mark Fairtrade Sales 1999-2004:  Fairtrade Sales 1999-2004 2004: 51% Increase from 2003 Over 1,300 Fairtrade products!:  Over 1,300 Fairtrade products! Fairtrade guarantees… A Fair and Stable Price:  Fairtrade guarantees… A Fair and Stable Price ‘Without our co-operative and selling to the Fairtrade market, our life would have been terrible. Fairtrade gives us hope and courage, we are able to earn a higher wage and better provide for our families.’ Matthew Matoli, Coffee Farmer, KNCU, Tanzania Fairtrade guarantees… A Social Premium:  Fairtrade guarantees… A Social Premium ‘I am a member of the Joint Body which decides how to use the Fairtrade Premium. We have used it to help get electricity for all workers houses – my children can now study at night. Loans allow workers to start small businesses such as rearing cattle for their milk and growing vegetables to sell to local traders.’ Muthusamy Sivapackiam, Tea Plucker Stockholm Estate, Sri Lanka Fairtrade guarantees… Greater Respect for the Environment:  Fairtrade guarantees… Greater Respect for the Environment ‘Now that we farm with natural pesticides and fertilisers the soil quality has improved. The soil repays us by giving us a greater yield from our land.’ Jethanda Patel, Cotton Farmer,India Fairtrade guarantees… A Stronger Position in World Markets:  Fairtrade guarantees… A Stronger Position in World Markets ‘Fairtrade has been the saviour of the farmers in Dominica – of agriculture and the whole economy. With Fairtrade, small farmers have been transformed from marginalised farmers into businessmen.’ Amos Wiltshire, Banana farmer, Dominica Fairtrade guarantees… A Closer Link :  Fairtrade guarantees… A Closer Link Cocoa growers from Ghana with the Mayor of Lewisham – a Fairtrade campaigner “I want to be sure that farmers get a fair price and benefit directly from my purchase…I know how important Fairtrade is to small producers. With more shops stocking more great quality products carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark, it’s a win-win situation…” Adjoa Andoh, Actress From Breakfast to Bedtime:  From Breakfast to Bedtime Make Fairtrade Your Habit throughout the day. Find out more! Pass on your Fairtrade Habit Pass on the Fairtrade Habit! :  Pass on the Fairtrade Habit! Tell your friends Hold an event Join a Fairtrade group Join in Trade Justice Movement events & campaigns

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