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Revised Standard Bolsters Support for Workers
Grounded in the daily reality of workers on Fairtrade certified plantations across the globe, the new Fairtrade Standard offers greater support for freedom of association, makes concrete steps toward living wages, and provides greater autonomy in decision-making.
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.
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.
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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