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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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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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Bringing Fairtrade to Central Asia

06 January 2012

Ask anyone which countries Fairtrade works in and few are likely to mention Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan. But although their difficulties are widely unknown, farmers in Central Asia are certainly in need of a better deal – and...

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Fairtrade International Counters Allegations in Bloomberg article on Burkina Faso cotton

03 January 2012

In accordance with its internal Child Protection Policy and Procedures, Fairtrade International followed up on the allegations made in the Bloomberg article, “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton,”...

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Fairtrade International refutes core alleged evidentiary claims made by Bloomberg’s new article of December 23rd

23 December 2011

Bloomberg article “Fairtrade Proving Anything But in $6 B market” published earlier today claims that the Fairtrade movement is prioritising the interests of its corporate partners at the expense of the development aims for...

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Fairtrade response to Bloomberg article

16 December 2011

Bloomberg article “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton” published yesterday draws attention to the plight of “enfants confies”, foster children common across West Africa. The article highlights the...

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Experts Advise Fairtrade Way Forward in Textiles

27 October 2011

Third Multi-stakeholder Forum on Fairtrade’s Approach to Exploring Standards in the Textiles Supply Chains for Fairtrade Certified Cotton

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