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

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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.

  • Robinson

  • Albert

  • Ani

  • Kelly

  • Meet Robinson.

    Robinson works on a Fairtrade banana farm in El Oro, Ecuador. When he came to the region, he had lost everything because of extreme weather. Robinson later received a housing grant, which is available to all workers, and funded by the Fairtrade Premium. "Thanks to the help of Fairtrade I bought land, built a little house, they also helped me with scholarships and medicine for my children."

  • 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 Kelly.

    Kelly works for a Fairtrade banana cooperative in Colombia. Kelly is the president of her organization’s women’s committee, which is funded by Fairtrade Premium and organizes children’s activities. Kelly didn’t have the chance of further education, but is hoping that her children will, with the help of the cooperative. "I have four beautiful children and I wish that all my children can get ahead in their lives and become professionals."

About Fairtrade

Fair trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on a partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers. The international Fairtrade system - made up of Fairtrade International and its member organizations - represents the world's largest and most recognized fair trade system.