The COVID-19 pandemic marks an unprecedented time in modern history that will require the best of
humanity to overcome the many challenges that have come with it.
Fairtrade supports workers’ rights by addressing issues relating to workplace health and safety and ensuring collective bargaining on decent working conditions, living wage and social protection. Fairtrade also advocates for living income for producer organisations, especially for women as well as persons living with disability. To do this, the organisation works with different levels of stakeholders across small-scale producer organizations on a membership basis,
On World Fair Trade Day, May 09, 2020, Fairtrade International announces the launch of a “Fairtrade Producer Relief Fund” and establishment of a “Fairtrade Producer Resilience Fund” in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, as the world celebrates World Earth Day on the 22nd April 2020, Fairtrade Africa highlights its stakeholder collaboration towards climate action. Environmental degradation and climate change in the last couple of decades have reached alarming levels and global action is urgently needed to mininise the impact on populations, most especially vulnerable communities in the global south. According
COVID-19 poses a threat to the existence of flower farms and the lives of thousands of workers depending on the industry for their livelihood.
Fairtrade International announced increased flexibility in its standards to enable producer organizations to take immediate action to protect the health and livelihoods of farmers, workers and their communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with this, we are featuring stories on how producers are utilizing Fairtrade Premiums to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on their workers and communities.
Fairtrade Certified Producer Organisations in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are supporting the fight against COVID-19 by providing their members with personal protective equipment and sanitary items, as well as helping to create public awareness in their communities.
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