Vision & Mission
How Fairtrade works?
Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. When farmers can sell on Fairtrade terms, it provides them with a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every-day shopping.
When a product carries the FAIRTRADE MARK it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards. The Standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional
Fairtrade Asia Pacific: Quarter 2, 2017 Report
In Q2, 2017 NAPP covered 151 Producer Organizations through 61 field visits and 77 trainings. NAPP team members covered 411 persons (279 Men and 132 women) as part of the field visits, and another 1045 persons (795 men and 350 women) participated in trainings conducted by NAPP and its affiliate resource organization. This quarter the number of trainings and visits were lower than originally planned – due to the lack of funds flow into NAPP in the period. A number of planned activities have been pushed to Q3 for completion. 3 new SPOs – one for vegetables, herbs and spices in Thailand; one for rice in Myanmar.
Fairtrade Asia Pacific collaborates with Fairtrade Africa and CLAC on Humans of Fairtrade
Fairtrade Asia Pacific is partnering with its fellow producer networks, Fairtrade Africa and Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Comercio Justo (CLAC) on Humans of Fairtrade, a social media platform where Fairtrade-certified producers will share their personal experiences with the Fairtrade Label.
Fairtrade Awards 2016
Congratulations to the winners of the Fairtrade Awards 2016!
rom Asia-Pacific, Small Organic Farmers’ Association (SOFA), Sri Lanka was one of the winners of the Small Producer Organization of the Year; United Nilgiri Tea.
From Asia-Pacific, Small Organic Farmers’ Association (SOFA), Sri Lanka was one of the winners of the Small Producer Organization of the Year; United Nilgiri Tea Estates Company Limited (UNTEA), India was one of the recipients of the Premium Committee of the Year award; and Bijumon Kurian, President of Manarcadu Social Services Society.