Where Fairtrade works
Fairtrade is a global system operating in 71 countries, empowering more than 1.9 million farmers.
Fairtrade connects farmers and workers from developing countries with consumers and businesses across the world to change trade for the better.
The Fairtrade Mark was established specifically to support the most disadvantaged producers in the world, by leveraging trade as a tool to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development. While we understand that domestic farmers may face some similar issues, ultimately the infrastructure, labour laws, and social security systems of developed countries like Australia and New Zealand negate the need for a labelling organisation such as Fairtrade.
Fairtrade in the Pacific
Fairtrade Australia New Zealand is focused on the fair treatment of farmers and workers throughout the world, but we are privileged to work directly with the farmers in the Pacific. Our team supports nearly 24,000 farmers in our region: Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Solomon Islands. The farmers are part of 19 different producer organisation farming coffee beans, cocoa, sugarcane, ginger and vanilla. We have local staff on the ground in PNG, Timor-Leste and Fiji.