Fairtrade delivers many benefits to producers and consumers around the globe, below are some facts and figures.*
- The Fairtrade system currently works with over 1.65 million farmers and workers.
- There are 1,226 Fairtrade producer organisations across 74 countries.
- 26% of all Fairtrade farmers and workers are women.
- 1.5 hectares is the average size of the plot cultivated by a Fairtrade farmer.
- Cocoa producers invest 46 per cent of the Fairtrade premium in improving productivity and quality.
- On plantations, workers spend 26% of their Fairtrade premium on education.
Fairtrade UK sales
- Over £23 million worth of Fairtrade Premium was generated in sales in the UK.
- 78 per cent of consumers recognise the Fairtrade mark.
- Fairtrade products are now sold in more than 120 countries.
- The Fairtrade mark is the most widely-recognised ethical label globally.
Fairtrade campaigners in the UK and Bristol
- Fairtrade is a growing campaign movement with more than 550 Fairtrade towns, almost 900 Fairtrade schools and 170 Fairtrade universities, and more than 7,000 Fairtrade faith groups.
- Bristol is a Fairtrade city and is lucky enough to have its very own Fairtrade organisation Bristol Fairtrade, which organises a range of events and activities including the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards, at which UWE Bristol and The Students' Union at UWE are regular participants.
*source - The Fairtrade Foundation.