As three years have passed since receiving its Fair Trade Towns designation, Vancouver has garnered significant attention as a national leader in sustainable public procurement. Numerous public figures within Canada’s humanitarian community have cited Vancouver as a case-study for sustainable purchasing reforms within municipalities...
Fairtrade isn’t just about helping farmers in poor countries; by helping to protect forests, fields and rivers it helps us all to respond to climate change.
"Fairtrade has brought lots of changes to women lives.[...] Now, women are represented in the co-operative. We have a voice and we are listened to."
Bintou Dambile, cotton farmer, UC-CPC de Djidian
"Fairtrade came in to solve our problems.[...] Now we produce coffee knowing we will get a fair price and a stable price, fixed for the season. We can then work out what our income will be and plan for the coming year, for school fees and all our necessities."
Oliva Kishero, coffee farmer, Gumutindo
"Our olive oil is of the highest quality because of the fertility of the land and we use traditional farming methods. Fairtrade will bring stability to our farmers with the Fairtrade premium allowing for investment."
Mahmoud Issa, olive farmer, Palestine Fair Trade Producers Company (PFTPC)
Mark Abbott with EWB’s Agriculture Team in Ghana
Fair Trade Vancouver is a non-profit organization that seeks to increase awareness, availability, and sales of Fair Trade products in Metro Vancouver.
By purchasing goods with the Fair Trade Certified logo, you support equality and contribute to empowering hardworking individuals and their families to build sustainable futures.