Monkey and Son Coffee Company-Organic Coffee Suppliers
what is fair trade?

ABOUT FAIR TRADE
FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATION
HISTORY
FARMERS
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

SOCIAL BENEFITS

 

FAIR TRADE FARMERS

Small farmers who work without the benefits of the Fair Trade label most often sell to middlemen, capturing a mere 2%-4% of the retail price of coffee.

How Does Fair Trade Certification Help Farmers?
Fair Trade certification is not a handout. It helps farmers understand and access international markets and bootstrap their way out of poverty. By cutting out middlemen and brokers, Fair Trade gets growers their fair share of the final market value of their products.

Fair Trade coffee farms can now be found in:

Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
East Timor
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Mexico
Nicaragua
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Tanzania

 

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