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What the Other Bale Earns
Gareth Bale is one of the world's highest paid footballers. But what if he was a banana farmer? And instead of earning millions, he earned what the average banana farmer takes in during a year - roughly 1,500 euros?
A new website imagines how life would be if Bale was a Colombian banana farmer. And invites readers to take part.
Riding the Coffee Rollercoaster
Coffee farmers are in challenging times. Leaf rust is threatening the harvest, low prices are hurting prospects, and climate change is taking its toll. But they are responding positively - making great strides to confront these challenges.
Read 'Fairtrade offers alternative to coffee price roller coaster' and 'Climate change adaptation takes root in Peru' to learn how Fairtrade farmers are working through tough times.
25 Years of Fairtrade
Twenty-five years ago a handful of Dutch pioneers and Mexican coffee farmers decided to go against the tide and make a fair exchange for the fruits of their labour. This drive to “make trade fair” has become a nearly 5 billion euro-a-year global movement touching the lives of millions of growers and shoppers.
Making Food Fair for Smallholders
Seventy percent of the world’s food is produced by 500 million smallholder farmers; this group also represents half of the world’s hungry people. On World Fair Trade Day, Fairtrade International is releasing a report calling for urgent action.
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