Farmers in Alto Incariado, central Peru, are hoping that the fair trade label on their coffee crops will fetch them decent wages and give them the right to unionise. For this reason alone they have joined hands with the local La Florida Cooperative that sells coffee carrying the label. The seal provides an assurance to consumers that producers are complying with environmental standards. This guarantee comes at an extra price, which is charged per bag. Farmers are joining the fair trade label league to get better returns for their yield.
The coffee price for producers who work with Fair Trade Labelling Organisation (flo), the world's biggest fair trade certifier, is us $1.26 a pound (0.45 kg)