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Trade Unions and Fairtrade in Common Engagement for Workers’ Rights

27 January 2015

There are over 210,900 workers in Fairtrade certified hired labour organizations. Fairtrade collaborates closely with trade unions to maximize benefits and encourage workers’ rights beyond the Fairtrade Standards. Today, the...

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Rekindling Interest in African Vegetables

23 January 2015

Vegetables consumed in Eastern Africa include familiar names - carrots, kale and cabbage – but these are historically not part of the continent’s diet. Western favorites have at times overshadowed the region’s gloriously-named...

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Stepping Up Support for Cola Farmers in West Africa

13 January 2015

2014 Fairtrade Award winner sourcing from Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis*

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The Need for Wage-Rich Prices

16 December 2014

A blog by Wilbert Flinterman, Senior Advisor on Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations at Fairtrade International, and Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at Fairtrade Foundation (UK). In 1819, UK MPs were debating...

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New Living Wage Benchmark for Kenya

11 December 2014

Fairtrade is pleased to co-publish a fourth regional living wage study that sets a new living wage benchmark for the Naivasha region of Kenya. The study estimates living wage in comparison to wages paid in the flower sector in...

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Winds of Change

10 December 2014

Farmers working towards Fairtrade certification in the Philippines were among those affected by typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, late last week.

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Climate Change Action Now: Fairtrade Producers at COP20

27 November 2014

On the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP20), Fairtrade producer networks are urging governments to provide more support to smallholder farmers in fighting the harsh and increasing effects of climate change on...

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