The Fairtrade movement “consists of groups of producers getting together and agreeing to stick to rules that include a ban on child labour and a ‘dirty dozen’ group of pesticides.
. . .In return, the producers are guaranteed a minimum price for their goods, plus a five per cent premium that allows them to invest in machinery, education, transport or what they need to improve their standard of living. Result: progress, happiness, fewer refugees and - perhaps - even fewer wars because people have more investment in the land.”
Seven million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America benefit because the British people have become big supporters, and now lead the world in buying the slightly more expensive Fairtrade goods - coffee, tea, fruit, cotton, etc.
Led by Director Harriet Lamb, British consumers really are making a difference buying