Fairtrade Africa is run in a way that enables its members to contribute to its decision-making process. The organisation is divided into four regions: Eastern and Central Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa and Middle East and North Africa.
Each region has its own regional Fairtrade Africa Board with representatives from the producer organisations. The Fairtrade Africa Board includes one representative from each regional network and is elected by members at the African Assembly, held every two years. Members of the current Fairtrade Africa Board are:
Located in Germany, Fairtrade International sets international Fairtrade standards and the global strategy. Fairtrade International also provides support to producers who want to become certified – www.fairtrade.net
National/Regional Fairtrade Organisation (NFO)
The 21 NFOs promote Fairtrade products in their own countries. Organisations like Fairtrade Foundation, Fairtrade Sweden and Max Havelaar France create market access and communicate about the impact of Fairtrade to consumers in their own country. Fairtrade products can also be found in African supermarkets, notably in South Africa and Kenya. Learn more about the NFOs here.
FLO-CERT is the Fairtrade certification body. FLO-CERT inspects producers and traders to ensure they comply with Fairtrade standards. FLO-CERT is a separate company owned by Fairtrade International – www.flo-cert.net