2018-19 annual report: Choosing a fairer future through trade
Published: 15 Nov 2019
Our annual report for 2018-2019 provides information about Fairtrade's reach and impact, ongoing projects, and future plans.
"Fairtrade exists to create fairer terms of trade, and put power in the hands of farmers and workers to earn a decent living and make decisions about their future. Progress may seem slow at times, and 2018 was certainly a challenging year for many producers, with market prices declining and the economy slowing in many parts of the world. Despite this, it’s good news that people are more conscious than ever about issues like fair incomes, environmental protection, and human rights when they shop. (...) We’re doing more than ever to support producers to tackle tough global conditions – training them on climate-resilient agricultural methods, strengthening respect for the rights of women and children, and empowering producer organizations to expand further into the supply chain and build more value for their own businesses. We’re also working with like-minded partners to advocate for policies that make all trade fairer."
– Darío Soto Abril, Global Chief Executive Officer, Fairtrade International, from the report's foreword