FAIRTRADE COVID-19 RELIEF AND RESILIENCE FUND
On World Fair Trade Day, Fairtrade International had announced the launch of a “Fairtrade Producer Relief Fund” and the establishment of a “Fairtrade Producer Resilience Fund” in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The two funding mechanisms are intended to meet the immediate needs of the farmers, workers, and their communities, while also establishing a foundation for longer-term economic recovery efforts.
Through the Fairtrade Relief Fund a total of 699759.40 EUR was distributed to 273 producer groups across 21 countries in Asia and Pacific thereby supporting 219666 beneficiaries (farmers and workers) to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Note: This report is as per the analysis of data collected from the individual reports submitted by producer organisations across 21 countries