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Sorry! This year's World Fairtrade Challenge is over! You can still support Fairtrade in many ways and celebrate Fairtrade every day with your purchases!

It could simply be the moment you eat a Fairtrade product, a coffee break with work colleagues or that gift you buy for family or friends. It’s all a cause for celebration because it means Fairtrade farmers and workers getting a fairer deal.

Thanks to people like you, more hard-working farmers and workers around the world can build better lives and brighter futures.

How? Well, there’s the Fairtrade Minimum Price for many products, which acts as a safety net when market prices drop below sustainable levels. And then there’s the Fairtrade Premium, an extra sum of money paid on top of the selling price that farmers choose how to spend. That could be improving their livelihoods through learning new farming techniques, building schools, investing in better healthcare or protecting the environment.

Our shared goal is a fair deal for all farmers and workers. Although we still have a long way to go, there are plenty of wins to celebrate.

Find Out More about how you can support Fairtrade Australia here.

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About the world fairtrade challenge

From 12-14 May 2017, join Fairtrade farmers, workers and supporters for the World Fairtrade Challenge. 

Treat your colleagues, friends or customers to Fairtrade products like chocolate, coffee or bananas. 

Organise your own Fairtrade Celebration, no matter how big or small. It could simply be the moment you eat a Fairtrade product, a coffee break with work colleagues or a dinner with family. It’s all a cause for celebration because it means Fairtrade farmers and workers getting a fairer deal.

Let’s create the biggest Fairtrade Celebration the world’s ever seen!

Check out the Fairtrade Celebrations Map
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  • Meet the Fairtrade Heroes

    Meet the Fairtrade farmers

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Meet the farmers

More than 1.6 million farmers and workers are part of Fairtrade system in 75 different countries. Here are just few of the people who produce the food we love to eat.

  • Albert

  • Ani

  • Bernard

  • Meet Albert.

    Fairtrade farmer Albert and his farming group in Côte d'Ivoire invested the Fairtrade Premium they receive from selling their cocoa in rebuilding two local primary schools. The group has also helped Albert with loans so that he can pay for his children to go to school. "Cocoa enables me to support the needs of my family, to feed myself, get healthcare; cocoa is everything for me!"

  • Meet Ani.

    Fairtrade coffee farmer Ani and her farming group in Indonesia have invested some of their Fairtrade Premium in producing better quality beans so they can earn more for their coffee. "I hope I will have a better life in the future. When all my needs are covered, all my children can have a higher education. So when my children choose to be coffee farmers as well, they can be better farmers than myself..."

  • Meet Bernard.

    In his role as president of an organic farmers’ association in Matale, Sri Lanka, Bernard is dedicated to offering a better future for the nearly 2,000 families in his organisation, with fair wages and better working conditions. By providing agriculture training on his own small-scale tea and spice farm, Bernard provides opportunities for all the farms in the network and helps them access the growing tea and spice market in Sri Lanka.

About the world fairtrade challenge

In the last five years, sales of Fairtrade products in Australia have grown by a whopping 70 percent! This almost doubled the support to producers. Now that’s something to celebrate!

Fairtrade works hard to connect producers with global markets and to make trade fairer. And thanks to people like you choosing the Fairtrade option, more hard-working farmers and workers around the world can build brighter futures for themselves, their families and communities.

From 12-14 May 2017, join the World Fairtrade Challenge and help create the biggest Fairtrade celebration the world has ever seen! Celebration events can be anything from having a Fairtrade cuppa with a friend, to hosting a party using Fairtrade products and talking about why Fairtrade matters. It’s as easy as one, two, three:

1. Register your celebration
2. Order your event host kit or download your celebrations materials
3. Share your celebration pics on social media using #FairtradeChallenge

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!