A Grain of Fair Trade


More than 20 million people in Latin America, Africa and Asia earn their living from the production and processing of coffee. However, price fluctuations and the eating-away of profit margins has a dramatic effect on small-scale producers. In Cauca, one of the poorest regions of Colombia, 70% of small-scale farmers live below the poverty line.

Michel Besson, a young Frenchman, created Andines, a fair-trade company. We go back up the coffee supply-chain with him to try and understand what is at stake in his struggle.

Grain of Fair Trade