COVID-19 HUB

Cocoa producer safety measures

Below you will find the latest developments across Fairtrade when it comes to COVID-19.

Since the outbreak we been actively keeping track of developments with our national organizations, producer networks, and business partners. Despite many unknowns, we are working on contingency responses to ensure the ongoing safety of our staff and the millions of farmers and producers that continue to work through the pandemic.

NEW: FAIRTRADE RELIEF AND RESILENCE FUNDS

On World Fair Trade Day we announced the launch of a Fairtrade Producer Relief Fund and establishment of a Fairtrade Producer Resilience Fund in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The two funding mechanisms, with initial investments of €3.1 million, are intended to meet immediate needs of farmers, workers and their communities, while also establishing a foundation for longer-term economic recovery efforts.

For questions about the Producer relief fund, including how to apply, please contact the local office according to your region:

PRODUCER GUIDANCE

We are committed to keeping producers, workers, traders, families and communities as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

In consultation with the Fairtrade Producer Networks and others, we have produced guidelines which draw on advice from, among others, the World Health Organization (WHO), International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) and UNICEF.

These guidelines only cover the basics for the self-employed, employers and workers. We do not suggest the guidelines are either exhaustive or exclusive, and we will update them as further recommendations are provided by the bodies named above.

Download the Guidance Document

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

BRIEFINGS

Fairtrade Together: COVID-19 Briefing
27 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Fairtrade Together: COVID-19 Briefing
6 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Fairtrade Together: COVID-19 Briefing
27 March 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read More

NEWS

Bringing relief and resilience to producers: 3.1M EUR in funding announced by Fairtrade International

09 May 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Fairtrade producers supporting their communities during COVID-19
07 May 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Safety first: How farmers and workers are rising to the challenge of COVID-19
06 May 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

In times of COVID: Fairtrade heroes adjusting to a new normal
04 May 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

COVID-19 reminds us it's time for a new fashion revolution
23 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

CEOS from 25 countries call for G20 support to help developing countries fight COVID-19
22 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Cocoa in the time of COVID-19 - Staying united while keeping apart
20 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Fairtrade producers and farmers speak about the challenges - Living through COVID- 19
20 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Tough times for East African flower growers
17 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Fairtrade living income work is more relevant than ever
9 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

Fairtrade Together: COVID-19 Briefing
6 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read more

New guidance from Fairtrade boosts action to protect farmers and workers during COVID-19 pandemic
1 April 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read More

Fairtrade Together: COVID-19 Briefing
27 March 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read More

Connected Community: Supporting each other through the COVID-19 crisis
17 March 2020 | Fairtrade International | Read More

Coronavirus-related changes in operations
16 March 2020 | FLOCERT | Read More

Impact on Producers (Latin America and Caribbean)

Paraguayan Organization proposes long-term solutions to the situation by COVID-197 May 2020
22 May 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Update on the effects of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Carribbean
7 May 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Update on the effects of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Carribbean
1 May 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Fairtrade cooperatives in El Salvadore help their associates and communities during the emergency
25 April 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Cooperatives in Chile join efforts for communal sanitation
25 April 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Update on the effects of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
23 April 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Brazilian cooperative CASEFUL joins solidarity efforts during COVID-19 emergency
17 April 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Cooperative uses prevention protocol in cocoa collection centers in Peru
10 April 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Fairtrade organizations in Peru support their communities during COVID-19 crisis
3 April 2020 | CLAC | Read more

Statement on COVID-19 impact in Latin America and the Caribbean
1 April 2020 | CLAC | Read More

Impact on Producers (Asia Pacific)

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fairtrade Premium Projects by SPOs in Southeast Asia
19 May 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Physical support services extended by NAPP Field operations team to Fairtrade producers in Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic
18 May 2020 | NAPP | Read more

COVID-19 Fairtrade Premium Relief Measures by Small Producer Organizations in Sri Lanka
15 May 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Fairtrade Premium Initiatives by Sugar Producers in Karnataka to support and strengthen their Farmers and Communities during COVID19
8 May 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Fairtrade Premium Initiatives by sugar producers in Karnataka to support and strengthen their farmers and communities during COVID19
28 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Poster making contest for Children and Youth on "Fairtrade communities in in times of pandemic - "How we foster hope and care for others"
28 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

COVID-19 awareness initiatives and relief measures in Pakistan
15 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Fairtrade in solidarity with our cotton farmers and workers -Fashion Revolution
21 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Fairtrade Tea Producers in India resumes their operation with COVID-19 protocols
15 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Message from NAPP Chief Operations Officer: Importance of wearing a mask during COVID-19
14 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Fairtrade tea plantations speak on the COVID-19 mitigation measures adopted
14 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Fairtrade Premium projects to build the resilience of medical institutions and communities in Thailand
8 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Message from Fairtrade sugar producers in the Philippines COVID-19
6 April 2020 | NAPP | Read more

Coping with COVID-19 - message from NAPP's Chief Operations Officer
6 April 2020 | NAPP | Read More

COVID-19 risk mitigation measures by Fairtrade Premium Committees across Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam
2 April 2020 | NAPP | Read More

Fairtrade tea plantation step forward to safeguard the health and safety of its workforce during the crisis – COVID-19
31 March 2020 | NAPP | Read More

Strengthening the resilience of Fairtrade producer organizations during COVID-19 – immediate short term and long measures by Manarcadu Social Service Society
30 March 2020 | NAPP | Read More

Fairtrade producer organizations take the lead on conducting ‘Awareness Programs on Coronavirus and its Preventive Measures’ for its farmers and workers
19 March 2020 | NAPP | Read More

Impact on Producers (Africa)

All Fairtrade Africa's press releases and news on COVID-19 are on this page

Recent news includes:

Fairtrade Certified Banana Producers Promote Occupational Health and Safety
FairtradeTogether: Coffee Cooperative shows solidarity with local government
Fighting Coronavirus through tailoring
Flower producers speak on the impact of COVID-19
Press releases and statements on COVID-19