Last Thursday, 8th April 2021 at the Bethel Heights Hotel, Madina a suburb of Accra welcomed Fair Trade Ghana Network on the theme: Championing Sustainable Agriculture And Handicraft Production The Fair Environment.
“Patronising Ghana Made Products Is The Gate Way To Our Sustainable Economic Development “, said Mrs. Florence Blankson.Vice President of Fair Trade Ghana Network (FTGN).
“Fair trade Ghana network has been in existence for close to eight years but many haven’t heard much about FTGN”, she said, that the purpose is to draw the attention of the public to the significant contributions that fair trade Ghana network has been making over the years towards the well being and the producers in the agriculture and allied sectors by mitigating climate change, protecting the environment, production of high value produce for sustainable income and more.
Fair Trade is a global movement which addresses the injustice of conventional trade by supporting smallholder farmers and workers,to ensure better terms of trade.
Ghana has only 3 labels of trade, Fair trade, World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), and Fair for Life.
Fairtrade Africa is known as a member of fairtrade international, represents certified Producer in Africa and the Middle East which is guided by the standards. which was established in1989 and currently has a membership strength over 400 enterprises and other organizations and networks in 70 countries including Ghana.
World Fair Trade Organization [WFTO] provides the platform For producers, exporters, importers, retailers, and consumers to connect and work together, share ideas and best practices with the mission to promote opportunities to support the growth of products Networks and the vision is to create a platform that’ll bring all fair trade together with a value of integrity, fairness, non-discrimination, mutual respect, and accountability.