Fair trade week

Woman holding a pineapple in a pineapple processing factory in Benin.

Fair Trade Week is an annual campaign highlighting fair trade and fair trade products.

For 10 days, activities are organised all over Belgium that introduce you to fair trade and fair products in a fun way.


Why fair trade week?

Fair trade is a sector that is constantly evolving. During Fair Trade Week, you can discover the diverse range of fair trade products on offer. That way, we want to motivate people to choose fair trade, because with every fair trade purchase you give a small producer a chance for a better life. As a consumer, you have the power to improve living conditions.


How does fair trade work?

One of the main principles of fair trade is that producers get a fair price for their product.

But it goes beyond that. Fair trade guarantees a set of good trading conditions (such as long-term agreements with buyers), respects workers’ rights and the environment, provides better market access and strengthens producer organisations and their networks.

Fair trade gives disadvantaged producers, mainly from the Global South, a chance to build a decent living for themselves and their families.

Fair Trade Week is an initiative of Enabel’s Trade for Development Centre, in cooperation with the main fair trade associations in Belgium. 


News & Events

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02 July 2021

Enabel takes part in multi-stakeholder project to transform Rwanda’s Eastern Province through forests and landscapes restoration

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EU, Enabel and ITC to support beekeeping value chain in Tanzania

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29 November 2022

Enabel takes a key role in European initiative to boost African Vaccine Manufacturing

As part of a Team Europe initiative, Enabel is working in a consortium of three development agencies to support the African Union achieve its goal to upgrade African vaccine production to 60% of needed vaccines in Africa by 2040.

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