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What’s a Fair Trade Delegation? It’s a visit to a producing country to understand more about the people that make Fair Trade goods – coffee, tea, wine, and handicrafts. Trips range from a few days to a few weeks and from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, and are aimed at all ages and experience levels. To find out more about a particular delegation, click on the organization name.

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Organization Places Visited Program Focus Intended Audience Cost Range Duration Range
Austin tan Cerca de la Frontera
  • Mexico, Texas border
Foreign-owned factory (maquiladoras), Fair Trade clothing coop, Labor Rights organizations Any $225 few days
Canaan Fair Trade
  • Palestinian Territories, Israel
Olive harvest w/ Fair Trade producers; areas of conflict; rural communities; sustainability Any Varies Varies
Cooperative Coffees
  • Various
Fair Trade coffee producer visits Any Varies Varies
Fair Trade Judaica
  • Guatemala
Fair Trade producers, handicrafts, women’s issues, social and economic justice Adults and mature teens $1850 several days
Global Exchange
  • 40 countries
  • Custom
Among others: Women’s issues; social & economic justice; privatization; Fair Trade vs. Free Trade; NAFTA Diverse, physically fit $750 – $4000 4 days – 2 weeks
Higher Grounds
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Custom
Fair Trade coffee, tea, crafts, visit with producers/artisans Any Varies Varies
Just Coffee

  • Nicaragua
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • East Timor
Visiting coffee producers; coffee production; globabization; cultural diversity; indigenous rights; women’s issues; and more. Any Varies Usually 1 week
Manos Amigas
  • Peru
Fair Trade handcrafts and jewelry Any Varies Varies
MayaWorks
  • Guatemala
Fair trade producers, women’s issues, social and economic justice, cultural. Adults and mature teens $1450 10 days
Mayan Hands
  • Guatemala
Fair trade producers, women’s issues, social and economic justice, handcrafts. Any $1895 10 days
Minka Fair Trade
  • Peru
Visits to three fair trade producer communities – alpaca textile, ceramics art, and aromatic essence Visitors interested in the Andean cultures Varies 11 days
Operation Groundswell
  • Guatemala
Deconstruct the myths and discover the realities of “fair” trade while cultivating coffee alongside campesinos and ex-guerrilleros. Youth aged 18-30 $2400 6 weeks
Project Hope and Fairness
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
Poverty; exploitation of cocoa farmers Previous 3rd World travelers preferred $4700 – (w airfare; $2500 tax deductible) 7 -8 days
Traidcraft
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Fair Trade coffee, wine, tea, and crafts producer visits and tours; includes visits to local landmarks and home visits Any £2000 – 3000 12 – 15 days
Witness for Peace & WFTPSE
  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Venezuela
Free Trade v Fair Trade; Fair Trade coffee; custom tours Research delegations

Any

Varies 10 days