The strong Fairtrade sales mean big wins for the farmers and workers trying to make a decent living. Thanks to support from consumers around the world we were able to invest in many business and community projects. And Fairtrade doesn’t only help improve the living standards of producers; the impact also extends to the wider community. Fairtrade consumers are supporting sustainable development across our beautiful continent.

Joseph Ayebazibwe from Mabale Growers Tea Factory in Uganda, on the growth in Fairtrade sales in 2011. Sales of Fairtrade certified products reached almost 5 billion euros last year, according to figures released today. Read more on our website.