Does Fair Trade equals to Organic?

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Not really, but Fair Trade does encourages farmers to use environmental friendly method.

As there are two different systems of Fair Trade and Organic, Fair Trade does not equal to Organic. However, for the safety and health of farmers, Fair Trade formulated a restricting list of pesticides. As such, some of the farmers would also apply organic certification at the same time. In present, 80% of Fair Trade coffee are organic also. In general, around 50% of the Fair Trade products are also organically produced.

So, how can we have good harvest without using any insecticides?

Photo Credit: Fairtrade International