FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATION
"The average $3 latte
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The Fair Trade Certified™ label guarantees:
A fair price
The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that farmers and
workers received a fair price for their product. The Fair
Trade price means that farmers can feed their families and
that their children can go to school instead of working
in the fields.
By receiving a fair price, Fair Trade producers can avoid
cost-cutting practices that sacrifice quality. The Fair
Trade producers' traditional artesanal farming methods result
in exceptional products.
Care for the environment
Most Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea and chocolate in the
US is certified organic and shade grown. This means that
the products you buy maintain biodiversity, provide shelter
for migratory birds and help reduce global warming.
Empowered by the economic stability provided by Fair Trade,
members of the COSURCA coffee cooperative in Colombia successfully
prevented the cultivation of more than 1,600 acres of coca
and poppy, used for the production of illicit drugs. In
Papua New Guinea, the AGOGA cooperative, is investing in
a medical team to meet the healthcare needs of its isolated
rural community. In the highlands of Guatemala, indigenous
Tzutuhil Mayans in the La Voz cooperative are sending local
kids to college for the first time. Near Lake Titicaca,
in Peru, the CECOVASA cooperative is assisting members from
Quechua and Aymara indigenous groups in raising coffee quality
and transitioning to certified organic production.
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