ABOUT MFTN

Farmers in Malawi face considerable challenges. Smallholder farmers lack the necessary resources,
technical know-how and capacity to improve production and to access markets, leaving them unable
to better their standard of living and putting at risk their household food security, their children's
education, or their access to basic healthcare and social services. Fairtrade aims to address some of
these challenges by opening avenues to markets for what smallholders grow, building direct farmerconsumer
links and strengthening a local network that can be the platform that represents them and advocates on their behalf with government and business. DOWNLOAD

charter of fairtrade standardsFair Trade (or "Fairtrade"1) is, fundamentally, a response to the failure of conventional trade to deliver sustainable livelihoods and development opportunities to people in the poorest countries of the world; this is evidenced by the two billion of our fellow citizens who, despite working extremely hard, survive on less than $2 per day. Poverty and hardship limit people's choices while market forces tend to further marginalise and exclude them. This makes them vulnerable to exploitation, whether as farmers and artisans in family-based production units (hereafter "producers") or as hired workers (hereafter "workers") within larger businesses. DOWNLOAD

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FAIRTRADE TEA STANDARD | FAIRTRADE WORKERS' RIGHTS | BENEFITS FOR FAIRTRADE REPORT |

FAIRTRADE AT GLOBAL LEVEL | FAIRTRADE AFRICA INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS