14 things you did not know about Fairtrade

Kickstart #Fairtradefortnight looking at some facts about where that coffee you’re drinking might have come from

Reference: The Guradian ( 2016)

Now there are over 1.5 million farmers and workers in Fairtrade certified producer organisations 

Reference: Cocoa Couriers ( 2016 )

25% of all farmers and workers in Fairtrade are Women, with 46% on plantations and 22% in smaller farmer organisations 

Reference: Cocoa Couriers ( 2016 )

There are 1,210 Fairtrade certified producer organizations in 74 different countries

Reference: Cocoa Couriers (2016)

Where did your coffee come from this morning? 75% of all Fairtrade coffee comes from Latin America and The Caribbean

Reference: Slideshare (2014)

Before you buy your wine tonight think about whether it’s from one of the 45 Fairtrade wine producers, across South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Lebanon, representing more than 40,000 farmers and workers.

Reference: Decanter (2014) 

Go bananas but only if they are fairtrade, The Green team will be giving out free bananas

Reference: Slideshare ( 2014)

The first product to get the Fairtrade Mark was Green and Black’s Maya Gold chocolate bar

Reference: Green and Blacks

Divine Chocolate is the only chocolate company in the world to be fully owned by farmers

Reference: Kemiteko (2012)

Fairtrade in the world

Reference: Fairtrade 

1 in 3 bananas sold in the UK is now Fairtrade

Reference: Fairtrade (2016)

British consumers and companies choosing Fairtrade sugar sent more than £5million in Fairtrade premium back to sugar cane smallholders last year.

Reference: Co-operative (2012)

Are you wearing something made from cotton today? Listen to this video and the impact of Fairtrade cotton

How many cups of tea have you drank this fortnight? Check out these facts about fairtrade tea