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October is Fair Trade Month, and there's a lot to celebrate!
You already know that Fair Trade is important to farmers, communities and the planet, and that Equal Exchange's partnerships help improve lives and land around the world. How will you showcase your support of better trade this month?
We have a few ideas to get you inspired and spreading the word about why Fair Trade matters.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in Africa, and in the world, and sales of this product provide badly needed income to the co-operatives’ members.
In 1987, Fruits of the Nile (FON) was created to process the farmers’ fruit and export the dried fruit to foreign markets where farmers make considerably more money from the sales.
Mountain Fruits is a fair trade company that was started in 2000. It has helped farmers to take advantage of the apricot glut season, during which more fruits are produced than can be consumed or sold at the time of harvest.
In the mid-2000s, in southwestern India, the Fair Trade Alliance Kerala (FTAK) was formed to address the devastating impact that fluctuating market prices has had on the ability of small-scale producers to earn a stable and dignified livelihood.
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