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Bananas Lend Stability in Post-Conflict Colombia

17 April 2014

For more than a generation, banana farmers and workers in the regions of Urabá and Magdalena, Colombia, have been seeking one thing: stability. Following the 2006 peace process that brought an end to major conflicts in Colombia,...

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Journey Towards a Living Wage

14 April 2014

A post by Wilbert Flinterman, the Senior Advisor on Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations of Fairtrade International. Read more about Fairtrade's perspective on workers' rights here. The topic of living wage has exploded...

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Women Leading the Way

07 March 2014

Fairtrade recognizes the vital role of women in agriculture on International Women’s Day

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Frans Van der Hoff, co-founder of Fairtrade

Manifesto of the Poor: Fairtrade Co-Founder Releases New Book

28 February 2014

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...

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Fairtrade cocoa farmer from Ivory Coast

Breakthrough for Fairtrade Farmers

27 January 2014

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.

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Toast to Fair Trade in Public Procurement

17 January 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.

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Revised Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour bolsters support for workers

14 January 2014

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.

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