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Empowerment in Action: Annual Fairtrade General Assembly

30 June 2015

Producer representatives from India, Mauritius and the Dominican Republic were among those to have their say on how Fairtrade is run, as they took part in our annual General Assembly in Bonn on 18-19 June.

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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 CNN.com on June 11, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission. "Be...

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Taiwan celebrates the launch of Fairtrade Taipei City

10 June 2015

It’s been a long, eight-year journey but fair trade campaigners in Taiwan are at last celebrating the launch of their capital, Taipei, as an official Fair Trade City. From small beginnings in Taiwan’s only Fairtrade cafe and...

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One month to go until the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference

03 June 2015

On the 4th and 5th of July, 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will attend the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green...

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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.

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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day, 9 May

08 May 2015

As we celebrate World Fair Trade Day around the globe, it is helpful to revisit the Fair Trade Principles. In 2009, Fairtrade International along with the World Fair Trade Organization adopted the Charter of Fair Trade...

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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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