We partner with foundations, nonprofits, and industry leaders to innovate the fair trade model and address critical challenges facing farmers, workers, and fishermen. Our philanthropic partnerships bring resources, expertise, and opportunities to co-invest in new technologies that ultimately help us expand into new industries and reach more communities. Interested in learning more?
Collaboration makes the fair trade vision possible.
Needs Assessment Redesign
The Needs Assessment Redesign enables better insight into the needs of farming and working communities and, as a result, more impactful community development projects.
Price Risk Management Project
Fair Trade USA® is collaborating with the Sustainable Food, Agriculture and Environment (SAFE) platform of the Inter-American Development Bank, Oikocredit, Keurig Green Mountain, and Catholic Relief Services to provide a more stable income for smallholder farmers in Latin America. Over a three-year period, the project will equip 16 coffee producer organizations throughout Latin America with the skills, tools, and competencies needed for price risk management.
Social and Labor Convergence Project
In collaboration with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, this project is a collective agreement between brands, retailers, and industry groups to improve working conditions in apparel and footwear manufacturing. Fair Trade USA is a Collaborator and sits on the Steering Committee.
Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
The Conservation Alliance connects leading conservation groups that work with businesses to solve sustainable seafood’s biggest challenges. Fair Trade USA is a proud collaborator and shares the goal of improving ocean health and ensuring a long-term supply of seafood.
Researching the Cost of Sustainable Production
Fair Trade USA and Cornell University have partnered for ongoing research into farming costs of four fair trade coffee producers in Latin America with the goal of increasing transparency and enabling long-term partnerships and sustainable purchasing habits.