Who We Are
WE ARE FARMERS. WE ARE FATHERS, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS AND SONS.
We are women's cooperatives. We are families who choose to make a positive contribution to the world. We find honor in sharing the fruits of our labor with others. We find dignity in work, responsibility and community. Our motto is "Insisting On Life".
WE ARE A COMMUNITY
We consolidate a large number of small scale producers joined in village-based cooperatives and networked nationally so that small farmers can benefit from sustainable and long term advanced market opportunities such as selling to supermarket chains across Europe. Through the Palestinian Fair Trade Association, we've created a model of cooperation - over 1700 farm families joined together to pool their resources. We are affording an opportunity for a large number of farmers to earn a living, sustain their relationship to their land, and provide a future for their children.
WE ARE AN IDEA
Our social and environmental values are not separate ideals--they are intimately connected in one social/environmental ecosystem. The concept of sustainability is both social and environmental. Sustainable trade must be invested in the life of the producer's community (fair trade) as well as invested in the health of the soil (organic) that produces the product.