Fixing our food system

Making all of our food fair… Where do you start? On this page you can find the sectors in which Fairfood is already active

30 million cups

All Dutch coffee drinkers combined drink over 30 million cups of coffee per day. Seems like a successful industry, right? For some, yes, but for the farmers not so much; they earn less than 1,60 euros per day.

Eerlijk voedsel voor iedereen - commodities for fair food

Dangerous work for little money

On average, smallholder coconut farmers have 4 hectares of land. With that they earn as little as 170 euro per year if they have no other source of income.

No escape from the poverty cycle

There’s no escaping the poverty cycle in the Moroccan tomato sector. Pickers earn around 5,60 euro a day. In order to earn a living wage they would have to earn three times as much.

Eerlijk voedsel voor iedereen - living wage and income for tomato pickers

We have work to do

A lot of issues persist in the shrimp industry. We mapped out the issues so we can start working towards change.

commodities for fair food - living wage and income for shrimp peelers

Suffering from hunger in a thriving industry

Even though the pineapple industry brings a lot of prosperity to the Philippines, it’s not the workers on the fields who are profiting. They have little to no work security and receive hunger wages.

The problem with sugar

In the last decade, the emergence of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-Traditional Causes (CKDnT) has killed about 20.000 workers in the sugarcane industry in Central America. The illness is caused by dehydration, heat stress and exposure to agrochemicals.

Making little profit in a thriving industry

Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices on earth. Still, many of the people growing it make less than 1 euro a day and suffer extreme income insecurity.