Fair Trade's growth represents unprecedented opportunities for farmers around the developing world. Producers consistently report a need for training, equipment, infrastructure development and market access. In addition, difficulty meeting the exacting quality standards of US industry prevents farmers from selling more of their products on Fair Trade terms, and limits supplies available to U.S. buyers eager to increase their Fair Trade purchases.
Your gift will provide farmers in the developing world with quality improvement and other capacity-building training, through a gift to TransFair USA’s Global Producer Services department. GPS is a unique, market-based model for international development that guarantees small farmers direct access to business opportunities, as well as the tools and resources they need to seize them.