Protecting the rights and working conditions of local producers Helping producers find customers Cutting out the middlemen Paying fairer wages Improving quality control and product design Creating a long-term commitment
Fair Trade Lebanon is a non-profit NGO created in 2006 by a few Lebanese. It aims to improve the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged people in rural Lebanon. The organization chose fair trade as a means of building export opportunities for small producers and food-processing cooperatives.
Fair Trade Lebanon is member of the WFTO
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What is Fair Trade?
"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade.
It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers -especially in the South."
-Definition agreed upon by major Fair Trade actors.