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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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African Fairtrade farmers and workers gather in South Africa

25 November 2013

Fairtrade Africa’s annual Africa Fairtrade Convention kicks off today in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Africa Fairtrade Convention brings together African small-scale farmers, workers and other stakeholders from across the...

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Fairtrade Launches on the Kenyan Market

04 June 2013

Fairtrade International has launched Fairtrade Eastern Africa, an organization that markets and promotes use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the Eastern African region. It’s a major step in enabling African farmers and...

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Helping South African Workers Know Their Rights

11 November 2011

Though the days of South African apartheid may be over, the effects linger on. For many people this means, among several issues, poor or no access to information on their rights as workers. However, through Fairtrade...

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Milestone Meeting for Fairtrade and SNV Partnership

10 November 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation met in Kenya for their annual regional meeting to celebrate five years of our partnership and to plan ways to continue our collaboration. Fairtrade...

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South Africa becomes full member in global Fairtrade system

20 October 2011

On 13 October 2011, the General Assembly of Fairtrade International officially voted Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) to become a full member of the global Fairtrade sytem raising FLSA’s status from associate member (which...

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Congolese Women recognized as Business Partners

03 September 2011

High quality coffee thrives in the climatic and geographical conditions of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, infrastructure and trade have been in decline since the 1960’s, when DRC became...

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