Camborne is a fairtrade town!
Every time you choose Fairtrade in Camborne you support your local trader, while at the same time helping farming communities in developing countries take a step towards a brighter future.
What is Fairtrade?
The Fairtrade Foundation was set up in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, Global Justice Now and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. In simple terms it is a scheme to help producers in less developed countries to help themselves.
Fairtrade producers get a fair price for whatever they grow e.g. bananas, tea or coffee, and an additional payment called the Fairtrade Premium. The whole scheme is accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation and extends to most parts of the World.
In return the producers have to meet certain criteria
• They are helped to form co-operatives to work more effectively
• They must take decisions collectively
• There will be no discrimination in general and no gender discrimination in particular
• Fairtrade products will never be made using child labour
• Farming is either organic or low input and must be sustainable e.g. no destruction of rain forests or other sensitive environments.
The Fairtrade Foundation can help with training and advice as required. The producers pool the Fairtrade Premiums that they receive to meet their local need and priorities. These collective projects include things that we often take for granted like the provision of fresh water, education for the children and health care. The stories from Fairtrade collectives and the impact on individuals can be found on the Fairtrade Foundation website www.fairtrade.org.uk. Suffice it to say that these stories are most inspirational.
Fairtrade Camborne News
To find out which businesses in the area are supporters of fairtrade, download the latest list 2014 List of Fairtrade Businesses in Camborne