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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!

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    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.

  • Robinson

  • Albert

  • Ani

  • 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..."

About the world fairtrade challenge

From the 12th – 14th May 2017, Fairtrade New Zealand is encouraging Kiwis to go bananas in support of Fairtrade banana farmers and workers getting a fairer deal around the world! Getting involved in the worldwide celebration is as simple as challenging a mate to a banana bake off or challenging your community to break a banana themed Guinness World Record.

So what are you waiting for? It's as easy as 1,2,3

1) Register your Fairtrade banana celebration
2) Download our fantastic resources to get you started
3) Share you events and Fairtrade banana smile on social media using the #fairtradechallenge