At Fairfood, we are committed to a long-term advocacy role influencing corporate vision and political will, acting as a catalyst for change in the global food system. Help us bring about this change! In 2013, we once again proved that change is possible, as we:
- strengthened the advocacy capacity of six workers unions in Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, South Africa and Indonesia through our Workers Empowerment (WE) programme – empowering them with skills and tool to develop their own campaign and fight for their rights.
- commenced our new ‘hotspot’ approach. Using desk and field research, our teams gave vulnerable farmers and workers a voice in Morocco’s tomato sector, Madagascar’s vanilla sector, Nicaragua’s sugarcane sector, Thailand’s shrimp sector and the Philippines’ pineapple sector. We reached up to 1 million people through media publications and social media highlighting issues affecting workers and farmers, ranging from low pay and long working hours to poor working conditions. We targeted multinationals fighting for commitments to sustainable sourcing in the Philippines and Madagascar and developed the local capacity of local partners, such as the FNSA in Morocco, among other bold interventions.
- initiated a bold and unique coalition – the Good Food Alliance – with like-minded organisations, the Youth Food Movement,FIAN International, foodwatch, The Hunger Project and WEMOS. We are joining forces to demand a rights-based sustainable food system.
With both feet forward, we are working towards better protection for all people working in the global food industry. Read our new Annual Report 2013 here!