Fairtrade strengthens the position of farmers and workers in the value chain. By offering an alternative approach to trade Fairtrade supports producers in securing better deals, contributing to greater sustainable development in Africa.
Fairtrade Africa unites over 700,000 Fairtrade certified farmers and workers across the African continent. All these producers share ownership of the Fairtrade system and have an equal voice in all decisions that affect them. As a Producer Network, Fairtrade Africa ensures their voice is heard in the system.
Fairtrade Africa was established in 2005 and is a member of Fairtrade International.
Fairtrade Africa believes in a world where all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods and fulfill their potential. We contribute in the following ways:
- We represent producers within the global Fairtrade system. Fairtrade producers are co-owners of that system and they influence decisions that will impact their lives
- We build producers’ capacity through training, partnerships and knowledge exchange
- We promote intra-African trade opportunities to create extra market access and offer African consumers the opportunity to shop sustainably
- We raise awareness on trade justice by drawing attention to the concerns and challenges producers face