What
is
Fairtrade?

Fair-trade and Fairtrade? Fairtrade spelt one word is genuine certified Fairtrade. The word has been trademarked and can only be used by certified users. Fair-trade spelt two words can be anything at all.

Some people are distrustful about Fairtrade but I have seen testimonies from many farmers who have been greatly helped by the Fairtrade movement. Many instances of children being educated, new schools, new housing, new labour saving equipment, etc, etc. Also because they insist on organic conversion the workers no longer are being poisoned by chemicals. 
One of the big advantages, that was a surprise to me, was that the quality of the crop also improves hugely as the farmers are educated about organic farming methods.

Fair-trade and Fairtrade? Fairtrade spelt one word is genuine certified Fairtrade. The word has been trademarked and can only be used by certified users. Fair-trade spelt two words can be anything at all.

Some people are distrustful about Fairtrade but I have seen testimonies from many farmers who have been greatly helped by the Fairtrade movement. Many instances of children being educated, new schools, new housing, new labour saving equipment, etc, etc. Also because they insist on organic conversion the workers no longer are being poisoned by chemicals. 
One of the big advantages, that was a surprise to me, was that the quality of the crop also improves hugely as the farmers are educated about organic farming methods.

What about Rainforest Alliance?

Rainforest Alliance is a good start but it is not as comprehensive as Fairtrade. At best it is a partial Fairtrade like organisation. This helps the roasters because it is cheaper however if I was a coffee grower I would be looked after much better under Fairtrade.

What about Rainforest Alliance?

Rainforest Alliance is a good start but it is not as comprehensive as Fairtrade. At best it is a partial Fairtrade like organisation. This helps the roasters because it is cheaper however if I was a coffee grower I would be looked after much better under Fairtrade.