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A success story

More than 1.2 million producers and workers in 58 developing countries now benefit from global Fairtrade sales.
Over the last 20 years, sales of Fairtrade-certified products have increased phenomenally. Marginalised farming communities throughout the developing world now benefit from fairer terms of trade.

Through growing consumer support, Fairtrade has now achieved significant market share in many product categories in the 70 countries where Fairtrade products are sold. In some national markets, Fairtrade accounts for between 20–50% of market share in certain products.

Growing number of producer organisations

There are now 827 Fairtrade-certified producer organisations in 58 producing countries, representing over 1.2 million farmers and workers. In addition to other benefits, approximately €52 million was distributed to communities in 2009 for use in community development. Including families and dependents, Fairtrade International estimates that six million peopl...

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