Fairtrade Asia Pacific encouraged to implement Fair Trade in China


With the aim to raise awareness in China concerning Fair Trade, the workshop has gathered around 60 participants including Central government representatives from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and National Poverty Reduction Office, Beijing Municipal government, local producer groups and federations, agribusiness companies and media. The Central and Municipal governments encouraged Fairtrade Asia Pacific in providing access to value chains for marginalized farmers. An encouraging conclusion has been reached during this workshop, since the participants suggested the creation of a collective to better implement Fair Trade at a local level after representatives of Fairtrade certified Small Producers Organisations in China narrated their experience of engagement with Fairtrade International and its impact on their livelihood.