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Celebrating Quinoa Cooperatives during the International Year of Quinoa

05 July 2013

Although it has been a traditional foodstuff in the Andes for thousands of years, quinoa has become a favourite of health-conscious consumers in Western countries. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

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Fairtrade International part of new coalition to address low wages in the tea industry

02 May 2013

Fairtrade International has long been championing and advocating for industry-wide change in the tea sector. Today we welcome the Oxfam and Ethical Tea Partnership report Understanding Wages in the Tea Industry and are committed...

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In Memory of a True Fair Trader

14 February 2013

On 13 February Raúl del Águila, a Fairtrade producer and dedicated Fair Trader, passed away in Nuremberg, Germany, where he was attending a trade fair. As a strong leader in the global Fair Trade movement, Raúl’s network was wide...

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Ben & Jerry’s Fortifies Farmer Focus with Fairtrade Effort

16 January 2013

Great news for ice cream fanatics out there! Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the USA will soon be sporting the cheery blue-and-green FAIRTRADE Mark, as it does in the rest of the world. The company is a long-term partner of...

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Sugar Farmers Put Jamaica on the Fairtrade Map

09 November 2012

There are not many good news stories in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated large portions of the Caribbean and North-eastern United States at the end of last month. But one that is exciting for us at Fairtrade is...

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Climate Change Support for Peruvian Coffee Farmers

24 September 2012

Joint cooperation between Fairtrade International, Lidl and Twin Trading is helping farmers respond to the challenge of climate change

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Joint statement concerning workers’ rights in Fiji

21 September 2012

Fairtrade International, ITUC, IUF and TUC have released a joint statement today on the status of workers' rights in Fiji. Click here to read the statement (PDF) For more information, please contact: Reykia Fick, Media...

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