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Fairtrade Asia Pacific collaborates with Fairtrade Africa and CLAC on Humans of Fairtrade

The social media platform aims to share stories of Fairtrade-certified producers.

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.

Humans of Fairtrade will be available on Facebook at and on Instagram.

Modelled on the popular Humans of New York platform, Humans of Fairtrade will bring together the thoughts, opinions, hopes, aspirations, adversities, and stories of farmers and workers that are part of the fair trade movement.

“We are delighted to be part of Humans of Fairtrade,” said Ayan A. Banerjee, CEO of Fairtrade Asia Pacific. “Producer networks ensure that member producers’ voice is heard in the global Fairtrade system. And now, with this social media partnership, we hope to amplify it to our many partners as well.”

Fairtrade strengthens the position of small holder farmers and workers in the value chain. By offering an alternative approach to trade, it supports farmers and workers in securing better markets, contributing to greater sustainable development in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Fairtrade Asia Pacific was established in 2014 and is a member of Fairtrade International.

For more details, visit www.fairtradenapp.org.

Collaboration with the Belgium Development Agency – BTC

The Belgium Development Agency – BTC has partnered with Fairtrade Network of Asia and Pacific Producers to develop Sustainable Cocoa Supply Chains from Vietnam. The programme will impact 350 small householder cocoa-producing families from the provinces of Dak Lak and Dak Nong over two years.

The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance is a semi-government agency and is NAPP’s strategic partner for the project. They will provide expertise and support in working with the three cooperatives.

Mr. Tran Hug, NAPP project manager, is working collaboratively to train the three cooperatives and prepare them for the Fairtrade Certification process to enable them to be part of the Fairtrade Supply Chain. He can be reached at hung.tran@fairtradenapp.org.

New Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme aim to protect workers in the textile industry

Fairtrade’s new Textile Standard and Programme are designed to tackle  challenging working conditions by extending the Fairtrade approach to the entire textile supply chain. “By committing to Fairtrade, companies can now help improve the social and economic wellbeing of workers across the entire production chain,” says Martin Hill, Interim CEO at Fairtrade International. Read more.

European Commission and Fairtrade International join forces to drive sustainable development

Fairtrade International has been chosen as one of the European Commission’s strategic partners for the next five years to help deliver a better deal for small-scale farmers and workers round the world. Read more.

Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade: the case for partnership

The report Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade: the case for partnership is primarily intended as a tool for governments to understand the ways in which Fairtrade can support delivery of the SDGs; and by partner organizations, such as businesses who want to understand more about how they can work with the Fairtrade movement to generate real and lasting progress. Read more.

Fairtrade International (FLO): Climate Standard

Fairtrade International developed the Fairtrade Climate Standard, as a way to support smallholders and rural communities to produce Fairtrade Carbon Credits and gain access to the carbon market. Fairtrade Carbon Credit projects enable producers to make their contribution to climate change mitigation while adapting to climate change.

The Fairtrade Climate Standard was developed in collaboration with the Gold Standard, an internationally recognized organization with expertise in climate and development projects. The Fairtrade Climate Standard is an add-on standard to Gold Standard certification of carbon emissions reductions and sustainable development benefits. Read more.