When farmers can't make a living off of their land, the environment suffers. Clear-cutting of traditionally intercropped fields and the overuse of agrochemicals are two of the most serious environmental consequences of an economic challenge.
Fair Trade makes traditional small-scale, intercropped agriculture profitable, keeping families on their ancestral lands, promoting environmental stewardship, and discouraging deforestation. TransFair USA makes the U.S. consumer economy an engine for uniquely sustainable development. Your gift will help preserve threatened agroecosystems in the developing world.