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Dangerous Ideas Wanted

21 October 2014

A post by Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive of Fairtrade International. Harriet’s newly updated book ‘Fighting the Banana Wars and other Fairtrade battles’ is published by Ebury Press. Follow her on...

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Big Changes, Big Decisions

15 October 2014

The Standards Committee plays a major role in Fairtrade, taking decisions on Fairtrade Standards, Prices and Premium. Following the most recent committee meeting in September, we sat down with Alfredo Ortega, Vice Chairman of the...

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Listening to Girls

10 October 2014

Girls and boys are at the centre of Fairtrade’s efforts to confront child labour in producer communities. Before Fairtrade conducts trainings on child labour prevention, we hold focus groups with school-going children to hear...

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EU Import duties on Kenyan flowers threaten future of Fairtrade producers

16 September 2014

Fairtrade urgently calls for the EU and Kenyan government to find a solution which guarantees continued duty-free access for Kenyan cut flower imports, to protect the livelihoods of thousands of Kenyan flower workers and their...

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Fairtrade consultation to align Standard for Gold with international regulations on conflict-minerals

15 September 2014

Fairtrade announces formal consultation process on aligning its Standard for Gold with international regulations around sourcing minerals from conflict-affected areas

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A Seat at the Table for Smallholders?

09 September 2014

Failure to engage farmers in public-private partnerships could exacerbate poverty, warns a new Fairtrade study.

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Weaving Further Impact for Textile Workers

04 September 2014

Once it has left the hands of the farmer, Fairtrade cotton passes through a long and complex supply chain of workers who gin, spin, knit, dye, cut and trim the raw product into consumer items such as t-shirts, bed sheets and baby...

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