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Fairtrade recognizes the vital role of women in agriculture on International Women’s Day
Twenty-five years ago Frans Van der Hoff and friends kicked off the Fairtrade movement bringing the first bags of Max Havelaar coffee to shelves in the Netherlands. The movement they started, alongside the farmers of UCIRI in...
Nine companies including Mars, major German, Swiss & Japanese retailers and brands first to sign on to new Fairtrade Sourcing Programs. Fairtrade cocoa farmers to see initial 14 percent sales boost in 2014.
Good news for Fair Trade farmers and workers as EU Commissioner Michel Barnier and key members of the European Parliament celebrate a new EU procurement rules that make it easier to buy fair.
Grounded firmly in the daily reality of Fairtrade workers across the globe, the new Standard offers greater support for freedom of association, important steps toward living wages, greater autonomy in decision-making and more.
A new website imagines how life would be if one of the world's highest paid footballers was a Colombian banana farmer instead. And invites readers to take part.
Twenty-five years ago a handful of Dutch pioneers and Mexican coffee farmers decided to go against the tide and make a fair exchange for the fruits of their labour. This drive to “make trade fair” has become a nearly 5 billion...