Our passion for everything ‘fairtrade’, at Sacred Grounds Organic, is all about sharing our success with our amazing producers in poorer nations (as well as making some pretty darn fine coffee). They are real people with real stories and it’s our pleasure to share their faces, names and lives with you. And that’s what we’ll be doing over the next few weeks.
Female Fairtrade farmers
They’re often unpaid, unseen and underestimated, but women make up an incredible 70% of the workforce in agricultural communities (according to fao.org). WIthout them, many farms would not survive.
When it comes to Fairtrade organisations, over one quarter of producers and 47% of the workers are women. But most often, women don’t get a share in the profits or a say in how they’re spent.
Hold onto your hats, it’s going to be a bit of a rough ride today but it’s always good to be in the know, you know!
We all love a great cup of coffee. It’s what gets us up in the morning, it tastes amazing and gives us a lift when we need it. But this year a few things have happened that have changed the coffee landscape. Let’s break it down…
While Fairtrade has done a brilliant job lifting standards for producers across the globe, it’s not a perfect organisation, yet! But the good thing is that Fairtrade is always looking to improve its criteria so that everyone on the supply chain profits.