The low world market prices paid for rubber, make it very difficult for the tappers, plantation workers and small farmers to
support themselves and their families with their own labour.
This is where the Fair Rubber Association wants to help. Paying a Fair Trade premium to the primary producers ensures to the
extent possible that even during periods of depressed world market prices, the costs of production are covered and the suppliers have a surplus. Crucially this allows them to improve their
working and living conditions. The decision as to how they would spend the Fair Trade premium, of course, remains with the primary
producers. Here, you can find more information about the Fair Trade projects and the criteria for fairly traded rubber.