Fair Trade Organization of Kenya (FTOK) is a nonprofit international network organization whose main aim is to create equitable and sustainable channels in production and trade. The Organization works in close collaboration and partnership with national and international networking organizations to make fair trade a reality and a viable development tool.
FTOK works closely with smallholder producers in Agricultural sector which is a key contributor of Gross Domestic product (GDP) in many developing countries. The Organization brings together smallholder producers in marginalized farming communities and empowers them to participate more actively not only in the production level but also in marketing of their produce.
We build capacities of smallholder producers to improve their production, through practical based training on their own farms.
At FTOK we endevour to link smallholder producers with financial institutions who are willing to finance them, at affordable interest rates.
Through our trainings, smallholder producers become certified and are able to get better markets for their produce and earn good returns.
We work with Smallholder organizations by training them on proper business practices for the prosperity of the organization.
Increasing the smallholder producers is a defining factor to our success, within our intervantion program we assist our producers on identifying other income generating activities.
Climate change is a major concern worldwide, with unreliable weather patterns affecting farmers adversely. We encourage our farmers to adopt new technologies that are energy efficient and go a long way towards mitigating climate change.
One of the objectives of the International Coffee Agreement 2007 is to encourage Members to develop a sustainable coffee sector in economic, social and environmental terms. This is reinforced by Article 36, which refers to the principles and objectives on sustainable development contained in Agenda 21 adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, and those adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
On 9th April, 2015 Progreso Network in collaboration with Fair Trade Organization of Kenya organized a webinar on"Empowering Small Scale Coffee Farmers"
The team at Magpie Coffee Roasters, recent recipients of a Good Food Award for a Kenya Gondo coffee, is awaiting final inspections on its new roastery and headquarters in the heart of Reno, Nevada’s Wells Ave. neighborhood.