• Living Wage Benchmarks Point the Way Forward

    Pioneering work on a new living wage methodology has resulted in three reports setting benchmarks for rural South Africa, Dominican Republic and Malawi. The new methodology, commissioned by Fairtrade International and others is a major step forward and can be used in rural and urban areas.

    Read the full story here or see the full reports here.

  • New Opportunities for Smallscale Farmers

    The newly introduced Fairtrade Sourcing Programs innovate the Fairtrade model to help cocoa, cotton and sugar farmers sell more on Fairtrade terms.  Cocoa farmers are set to see an initial 14 percent sales boost in 2014. Nine companies, including Mars, major German, Swiss & Japanese retailers and brands, are the first to sign on. 

    Read our press announcement or learn about the new programs here.

  • Finding a Future in Coffee

    Making coffee attractive for the next generation of coffee farmers is one of the challenges facing the industry. Fairtrade International is working with Fairtrade cooperatives and other partners to inspire the coffee farmers (and professionals) of tomorrow.

    Read Coffee Keeps Young and Innovation in Education: The Fairtrade Learning Curve.


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