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New Fairtrade Climate Standard enables smallholders and rural communities to fight climate change

01 October 2015

Businesses looking for innovative ways to take positive climate action by reducing their carbon footprint and compensating their emissions will soon have a new weapon in their fight against climate change, with the publication of...


Big Deal in the Big Apple

25 September 2015

An opinion piece by Marike de Peña, Chair, Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on PlanetaFuturo/ElPaís on September 25, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission. Even in an increasingly connected world,...


Children’s Involvement in West African Cocoa Production: Supporting Farmer Organizations to Lead

04 August 2015

The 2013/2014 Survey Research on Child Labour in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas released last week by the Tulane University shows that child labour in cocoa production is on the rise in West Africa. According to the new...


When going to school is too dangerous, kids are kept in child labour

12 June 2015

An opinion piece by Anita Sheth, senior advisor, social compliance and development, Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on on June 11, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission. "Be...


Peruvian Banana Farmers Adept at Adaptation

15 May 2015

Organic banana farmers in Peru are seeing the effect of climate change and beginning the process of adapting with help from Kaufland, a German chain of super markets, and Fairtrade International.


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...


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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