Producer networks and producer organizations
Producer networks are regional associations that Fairtrade certified producer organizations may join if they wish. They represent small-scale producers, workers and other producer stakeholders.
There are producer networks in three regions: Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Find out about the producer network that covers your region below.
Africa and Middle East: Fairtrade Africa
6th Floor, Block C
Westcom Point Building
Mahiga Mairu Road, Westlands
P.O Box 3308 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 (0) 20 272 1930
Asia and Pacific: NAPP
Network of Asia and Pacific Producers (NAPP)
#50, MSH Layout, Anandnagar
560024 Bangalore, India
Tel: +91 (080) 233 397 36
Latin America and Caribbean: CLAC
Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores y Trabajadores de Comercio Justo (CLAC)
Av. El Boquerón, Calle Ayagualo M-1A
Ciudad Merliot, Santa Tecla, El Salvador
Tel: (503) 2278-4635
Producers have a strong say in Fairtrade
Fairtrade producers have 50 percent of the vote at our General Assembly, and farmers and workers are also consulted during the process for establishing new standards and policies for Fairtrade. The three regional Fairtrade producer networks play a prominent role on the Board of Directors at Fairtrade International, ensuring even greater producer representation.
Fairtrade exists to empower farmers and workers around the world. Some 1700 producer organizations, representing over 1.7 million farmers and workers, are the foundation of the Fairtrade system.
The Fairtrade Standards outline the principles of democratic organization and participation required by a producer organization, enabling our approach to apply to a variety of settings – from certified cooperatives and smallholder associations to plantations and factories.