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Mayor George Ferguson and the Mayors from Lebanon with the Bristol Resolution.

Inspiration and Challenge at ‘Best Ever’ International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Bristol

20 July 2015

240 delegates from 20 countries across the world gathered in Bristol on the 4th and 5th of July for the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green...

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Fairtrade Speaks at UN Meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

13 July 2015

Fairtrade took part in the United Nations meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last week, calling on decision-makers to make sure that Fair Trade principles, and the voices of smallholder farmers and workers are...

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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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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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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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