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Cotton Failing Millions of Farmers in Asia & Africa

23 April 2015

Cotton is one of the world’s most important crops in terms of land use after food grains and soy beans. But millions of small-scale cotton farmers are at the far end of a multi-billion dollar textile supply chain that leaves them...

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Fairtrade Textile Standard – Public Consultation

30 March 2015

How can the complex textile supply chain be made more fair? Since introducing Fairtrade certified cotton in 2005, Fairtrade International has been working to extend its approach to the entire textile value chain. Our approach to...

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Bringing the School to the Mountains

26 March 2015

Scholarship project builds on success of previous partnership to bring educational opportunities to remote areas of Guatemala and help cooperatives improve their management at the same time.

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New ‘Fairtrade Brasil’ connects Brazilian consumers to buy Fairtrade from local farmers

25 March 2015

Newest Fairtrade organization to bolster support for South-South trade in Brazil.

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Stand by Sugar Cane Farmers Failed by EU

16 March 2015

Reform of the European Union sugar market is putting the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries at risk.

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Making Trade Fairer: Trader Standard Revised

12 March 2015

Fairtrade Trader Standard strengthens core requirements and encourages importers, exporters and businesses to move past simple compliance towards greater commitment to sustainable trading practices.

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Gender Equality: Good for Women, Business & Development

06 March 2015

Women in the communities Fairtrade serves often face barriers to participation. A new Fairtrade report highlights how gender equality can benefit not only women, but also the organizations and the businesses they work with, as...

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