Meet the producers

At the heart of the Fairtrade system are the farmers and workers, members of Fairtrade certified producer organizations. Here you'll find inspiring stories of their work and how they seek to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

Producer stories and case studies


Mubuku vanilla farmers ready for the next step

07 May 2013

Vanilla is a picky crop. In its native environment in Central America, the plant relies on a symbiotic relationship with a species of bee for pollination before vanilla beans sprout. When grown in other parts of the world, the...


Fero Cooperative: We do things differently here

07 March 2013

Standing at Fero Cooperative’s collection station, a steady stream of people with sacks of red coffee cherries perched on their backs lines up at the scales. A dignified man with tattered clothes carefully weighs the bags as...


Iriaini tea farmers adding value at the source

07 March 2013

Charles Njuguna is one of 6,000 farmers in Othaya, Kenya, and a co-owner of the Iriaini Tea Factory. Every day he works from 7am till 4pm, tossing tea leaves in the basket strapped on his back. Charles is a small-scale holder...


Springfield Farms Makes Great Strides in Sustainability

22 August 2012

Springfield Farms is an example of an organization which has placed its values above all else. Its commitment to both people and environment shows in all the farm's activities. More sales of their Fairtrade avocadoes and lychees...


Kavokiva cocoa farmers come together in Côte d'Ivoire

11 January 2012

In the Gouro language of the Haut Sassandra region in southeast Côte d’Ivoire, Kavokiva means “we come together”. And that is exactly what more than 600 farmers did when they founded the Coopérative Agricole Kavokiva de Daloa in...


From workers to farmers in South Africa

11 January 2012

The Heiveld Co-op was founded by 14 small-scale farmers of the Suid Bokkeveld community in 2001. The cooperative now has over 50 members and Fairtrade has helped them establish their independence.


Fairtrade producers on other websites

There are over 200 profiles of Fairtrade producer organisations and individual farmers or works on the websites of our other member organizations.

Visit the Producer section of the Fairtrade Foundation website.

Visit the Producer section of the Fairtrade Africa website.

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