FAIR TRADE VS DIRECT

Fair Trade Standards Coffee is purchased exclusively from cooperatives. A predetermined minimum price per pound is paid to the cooperative. Access to credit provided by the roaster. Price premium promotes community development. Child labor, forced labor, and workplace discrimination are prohibited. Growing practices that promote environmental sustainability are required. Certification provides transparency of relations between buyers and cooperatives. Direct Trade Principles Coffee purchased from a range of farm structures and individuals farmers. Price paid per pound goes directly to the farmer. A close relationship with producers improve quality and increase value. Direct, ongoing, sustained contact between buyer and producers. Improves economic sustainability of small farms and producers. Guarantee social sustainability of producers. Encourage environmental sustainability and community development. Complete transparency. Related links: http://www.pbs.org/food/features/lexicon-of-sustainability-fair-trade-vs-direct-trade/