Fairtrade India

Provides an alternative trading platform to farmers and consumers

  • Started:
  • Bangalore, Karnataka

About

Fairtrade India provides farmers with better trade conditions and improved prices. The improved prices and trading conditions provide farmers with bet Read moreter incomes with which they can invest in their future. The organisation offers consumers a way to improve the lives of farmers. Fairtrade offers wholesale products for cocoa, coffee, herbs, sugar, rice, spices, tea, cotton and edible oil. It also provides eco-friendly clothing, basmati rice and organic tea in retail. Fairtrade India helps farmers by providing them with stable minimum prices and a premium over and above the minimum price. Farmers can choose democratically how to use that premium. This premium has been used to create computer centres in some villages. The premium has also been used by farmers to fund solidarity loans for the most disadvantaged producers while some have used it for providing life insurance policies for workers. It also tries to protect the environment by encouraging farmers to adopt eco-friendly practices and discouraging the use of chemicals which are prohibited. The organisation has helped 1,21,400 farmers and workers in India and has generated a premium of Rs.19.40 crores in 2011-12.

Sectors

  • Livelihoods
  • Agriculture
  • Energy & Environment

Programs

Location

Project Location

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit

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