Fairtrade provides real impact and benefits for 1.66 million farmers and workers in 73 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.
One of the major benefits they receive is the social Fairtrade Premium which is invested democratically by the producers themselves in many ways. Examples include:
- improving the quality and yield of their crops,
- purchasing facilities and equipment,
- investing in training, and
- improving rural communities with schools, health care, roads, clean water and other projects.