The FGP label has been included in the Fair Trade Label Guide of the French Fair Trade Platform (CÉF) for having incorporated the main Fair Trade requirements into its standards and integrated requirements on social issues and economic criteria. These requirements seek to “ensure that workers and producers receive a fair price for FGP certified products, thus obtaining benefits and a fair return for the work invested in the production, processing and marketing of said products.”
The Sateré Mawé indigenous people consider themselves “Children of the waraná (guarana)”. Since ancient times they have produced, processed and consumed this plant sustainably, which has energetic effects, the use of which has become popular throughout the world. The Consorcio de Productores Sateré Mawé (CPSM), is an organization of 500 families committed to protecting their forest while producing and preserving the native waraná and sustainably harvesting other forest products such as cat’s claw, andiroba, achiote, and Brazil nuts. https://www.nusoken.com. They are FGP certified and sold in specialized markets in Europe, receiving fair prices for their efforts conserving tropical forests with high biodiversity in their territory.
The sale of products that have been FGP certified since 2009, contributes to financing the infrastructure and creating a variety of social projects, improving the living conditions of the Sateré Mawé, who have projects for waste management, protection of native bees, creating a women’s association, reappropriation of traditional knowledge through the launch of the Universidad Libre del Wara and ecotourism. With a population of 9,000 people in 2009, the community today numbers 17,000 individuals.
Guayapi is the main buyer of these products, following Fair Trade regulations.