Francisco Antonio, cacao producer, member of the Conacado, in the Dominican Republic

Francisco Antonio, cocoa producer, member of the Conacado, in the Dominican Republic: Francisco Antonio was able to build this drying platform for his cocoa thanks to a low-interest loan from his cooperative. In this way, it improves the quality and value of its cocoa.

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St Pierre www.ericstpierre.ca

Abibata Ido, member of quality Management of the Board of the Union of Sissili and Ziro KaritéProducts Producers Union (UGPPK) in Burkina Faso

Abibata Ido, member and quality manager of the Management Board of the Union of Sissili and Ziro Karité Products Producers’ Union (UGPPK) in Burkina Faso: “My daughter will not only be able to continue her studies, She, contrary to what happened to me, will choose her husband herself, it is a decision that belongs to her! »

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre www.ericstpierre.ca

Rashida, and her 8 month-old son Shumy, a Bangladesh craftwomen

On this World Fair Trade Day, let us celebrate the beginning of this movement by putting forward the work of craftsmen from all over the world such as Rashida, accompanied by her son of 8 months Shumy, who makes woven baskets within the Hajiganj organization, based near Saidpur in northwestern Bangladesh.

Source: Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre www.ericstpierre.ca

Jose Modesto Navaro on the plantation of José Elias Palma Vallejos, producer of organic and fair trade grapes, member of the Sagrada Familia, in Chile

Did you know that there are certified fair trade wine? Fairtrade International certifies 43 producer groups from Argentina, Chile, South Africa and even Lebanon. In Chile, the 16 member families of the Sagrada Familia have allowed 30 of their children to reach higher education through scholarships set up with fair trade premiums.

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre www.ericstpierre.ca

Tea pickers in the Ambootia plantation in Darjeeling, India

Tea was the first fair trade product to come from large private plantations using wage labor. The criteria for fair certification guarantee good working conditions, the right to be represented, wages equal to or above national standards and prohibits child labor. Today, tea, fruits, flowers, and balloons of fair sports can come from plantations or private companies employing wage labor. Other equitable goods (coffee, cocoa, sugar, rice, shea, etc.) are reserved for democratic organizations of small producers.

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre www.ericstpierre.ca

Famoussa Keita: Cotton Fair Trade producer in the Kita region of Mali

Although Famoussa cotton is cheaper to produce in Mali, the more than $ 4 billion in subsidies granted to US producers, export their cotton at lower prices on international markets! A situation that has been criticized by many and debated in the World Trade Organization (WTO) for many years, but with very few tangible results!

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre www.ericstpierre.ca

Laura and Luis David, members of the El Guabo Fair Trade Banana Cooperative in Ecuador

In Ecuador, El Guabo’s fair trade banana cooperative, which includes just over 400 families, receives $ 2,000,000 annually in fair trade for the social development of their region.

Source: Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre: www.ericstpierre.ca

Pamela Conejo Guzman: A coopeAgri Fair Trade Farmer girl in Costa Rica

Pamela’s grandfather, Wilson Conejo Guzman, is one of the founders of the CoopeAgri sugar and coffee cooperative, a development engine of the county of Pérez Zeledon in Costa Rica. The agricultural cooperative invests more than $ 750,000 annually in social projects, of which $ 150,000 comes from fair trade premiums.

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre : www.ericstpierre.ca

Rosa San-Pedro, Agrogana employee, fair trade flower plantation in Ecuador

“Since the plantation is fair trade certified, we, employees, are entitled to 3 weeks paid vacation, unlike two before! »

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre: www.ericstpierre.ca

“My land offers me everything I need to meet my needs”

On 3 hectares, Phakphum cultivates 15 kinds of vegetables, 12 kinds of fruits, 6 kinds of legumes, 20 edible herbs and rice in abundance! Phakphum Inpaen Organic and fair trade rice producer, a member of Green Net, in Thailand.

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre: www.ericstpierre.ca

Benita Calane Ayabide: Quinoa producer from Salinas in Bolivia, during a national celebration

Quinoa is a rich in vegetable protein, mineral salts and contains no gluten. It has all the amino acids and is considered the most complete food after breast milk. The great nutritional properties of this little grain of the Andes made him go around the world and even visit the moon, in the lunch boxes of the astronauts.

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre: www.ericstpierre.ca

Testimonial of Alice Nignan, organic and fair trade karite producer

“Thanks to the higher incomes of fair trade, last year I was able to buy medicines for my child when he was sick. This year, I want to get a bicycle to go to my fields which are a few kilometers from the village! “Alice Nignan Organic and Fair Trade Karite producer, a member of the Leo Union in Burkina Faso.

Source : Photo from the book The World Fair Trade Tour of the Photojournalist Éric St-Pierre www.ericstpierre.ca

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