Fair Trade Impact

Fair Trade simply empowers the farmers through funding and incentives, this means that they no longer have to result into their old ways – carelessly farming with no regards to deforestation, erosion or the impact of their pesticides to other people and the water system.  Knowing that they can fairly join the trade market – make a living while protecting the environment – there’s no reason why they will not choose to embrace the new ways.

Focus should be given on how we can save environment now given its state and the people’s mindset when it comes to conservation and preservation.  With the ever growing population worldwide come the accompanying problem of trash pollution and the incessant demand of people to require more from the environment.

The numbers are growing but our planet is not expanding – the more reason why we need to do something to save environment now.  Raising awareness about how our actions are affecting the environment will create understanding as to how we can save environment by taking responsibility.  We can start by being a conscious consumer and supporting fair trade products.

Did you know that a key principle of the World Fair Trade Organization states the protection and conservation of our natural resources?  They seek to minimize the impact of their waste stream on the environment. Fair Trade agricultural commodity producers minimize their environmental impacts, by using organic or low pesticide use production methods wherever possible.

With that, there are guidelines as well as Environmental Standards that needed to be met by farmers who would like to participate in fair trade.  The standards aim to protect the environment so that we can preserve and conserve it for more generations to come.  There are guidelines are set from the treatment of the soil and water to non use of GMOs and agrochemicals.  The farmers are given financial incentives and resources for adhering to standards – that is for organic conversion, reforestation, water conservation as well as environmental education.

Help the Environment by Being Aware

It’s safe to say that buying fair trade goods also helps save the environment.  Farmers are starting to treat our natural resources more wisely, respectfully and economically because of the education and additional knowledge brought upon by fair trade cooperatives. These natural resources will provide them the livelihood that will support their day to day living, their children’s education and their family’s health care – so taking care of the environment in return is only fitting.

They are now enlightened to the fact that these natural resources will provide for their livelihood, their children’s education and even their family’s health care.  As a sign of gratitude it’s only proper that we care and save environment in return.

Fair Trade empowers the farmers through funding and incentives.  It means that they no longer have to result into their old ways – carelessly farming with no regards to deforestation, erosion or the impact of their pesticides to people and the water system.

Knowing that they can fairly join the trade market by making a living while protecting the environment – there is no reason why they will not choose to embrace the new ways.

Fair Trade is making an impact to the lives of people by providing them the means of livelihood while at the same time helping to save environment through awareness and education.

In Fair Trade, we can assure that producers or the farmers are being paid accordingly, being protected by working in a safe environment and are being educated with the needed information to push through further with their chosen means of livelihood.

That being said, there are guidelines and Environmental Standards that needed to be met by farmers who wish to participate in the fair trade.  These standards aim to protect the environment – to preserve and conserve it for more years and generations to come.  Guidelines are set from the treatment of the soil and water to non use of GMOs and agrochemicals.  For adhering to standards, the farmers are given financial incentives and resources – that is for organic conversion, reforestation, water conservation as well as environmental education.

Fair Trade also ensures that mother earth is being protected by promoting a more sustainable eco-friendly lifestyle to save environment. It’s safe to say that promoting fair trade goods also promotes environmental protection.  Farmers are becoming more aware of their impact to the environment because of Fair Trade. And with education and the new knowledge on hand, they are starting to treat our natural resources more wisely, respectfully and economically.