To ensure that small-farmers and farm-workers engage with the fair trade system to make it work for them – through building capacity, sharing information and providing a platform for members to engage in fair trade debates and discussions.

The Association aims to:

  • Represent the interests of South African small-­farmer organisations and representative bodies of farm-­workers on estates, which produce goods for the fair trade market.
  • Promote the interests of its Members and to negotiate on their behalf with government and other institutions.
  • Promote communication between interest groups.
  • Provide information to interest groups and a wider audience.
  • Provide communication with, and representation on national and international fair trade bodies.


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