In Africa, South America and some parts of Asia small scale farmers are constantly insecure about their economic future. Without any financial security, farmers don’t make big investments that could benefit them in the future. It is important to value the farmers at the beginning of the supply chain and that they earn a fair wage for the product they deliver.
Fairtrade FLO aims to strengthen the economic future of small scale farmers by providing a guananteed minimum price for their coffee as well as a social premium to be invested in the community, which is increased when the coffee is Organic. Fairtrade FLO Certifies co-operatives only (whereas Fairtrade USA certifies both larger farms and co-ops).
Fairtrade FLO standards:
Find the coffees you’re looking for with a Fairtrade FLO certificate.