Fair Trade

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The fair trade movement aims to promote fair and equal trading terms for producers in developing countries. It is based around ten key principles:

  • Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Fair Trading Practices
  • Payment of a Fair Price
  • Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
  • Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women's Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
  • Ensuring Good Working Conditions
  • Providing Capacity Building
  • Promoting Fair Trade
  • Respect for the Environment

Shared Interest Foundation aims to promote these principles and support fair trade producers and businesses to deliver meaningful social impact in towns and villages across Africa.

For more information about fair trade visit the Fairtrade Foundation and WFTO websites.