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Fair Trade Africa, an organization that oversees all the Fairtrade certified producers in Africa, ensures their practices meet fair-trade standards. It currently operates in 33 African countries, representing more than 1,050,000 producers and working in industries that produce goods such as coffee, bananas, tea, cotton and cocoa.

Fifty percent of the organization is owned by farmers and workers and envisions a world in which farmers are able to live their lives to their fullest potential and gain control of their own future. Additionally, Fair Trade Africa also works on numerous projects throughout each year to ensure farmers’ rights are protected.

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