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Why buy Fairtrade Tea?

A cup of tea is a daily ritual in the lives of millions throughout the world – and millions depend on it for their livelihood.

Why buy Fairtrade Vanilla?

Found in every pantry, and an essential component of irresistible baked goods, vanilla is a delicate crop that requires careful tending.

Why Buy Fairtrade Bananas?

Fairtrade bananas are an easy and healthy way to support Fairtrade. As a simple snack or a delicious cooking ingredient we can change the world bunch by bunch. Fairtrade bananas are showing the industry that there is another way to do business, with fairness to farmers, workers and the environment at its heart.

The NZ Banana Report - The Big Squeeze

Bananas are a major staple and an important cash crop in developing countries. In May 2017, Basic (The Bureau for the Appraisal of Societal Impacts and Costs) released ‘The Big Squeeze’, a report commissioned by Fairtrade New Zealand, to investigate banana production in Ecuador and the Philippines - the two main sources of bananas in New Zealand. 65% of NZ banana come from Ecuador, 85% from small to medium sized farms (not plantations).  Pricing pressure is undermining the sustainable livelihoods of these farmers and causing them to cut corners in Ecuador and the Phillipines. 65% of NZ banana come from Ecuador, 85% from small to medium sized farms (not plantations).  Pricing pressure is undermining the sustainable livelihoods of these farmers and causing them to cut corners in Ecuador and the Phillipines. 65% of NZ banana come from Ecuador, 85% from small to medium sized farms (not plantations).  Pricing pressure is undermining the sustainable livelihoods of these farmers and causing them to cut corners in Ecuador and the Phillipines.

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For Business

By partnering with Fairtrade, your company, whether it’s large or small, can help improve the lives of the farmers and workers who produce the products you sell. 

Fairtrade in Action

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

Fairtrade in the Pacific

Australia and New Zealand have a historic bond with neighbouring Small Island Developing States, sharing the common interest of a peaceful and prosperous region. 

Farmers and Workers

Fairtrade works to support the smallholder farmers and agricultural workers to have voice and decision-making power within their organistions and communities.

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