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Response to fire in community surrounding Fairtrade mining co-operative MACDESA

07 July 2015

Over 300 houses were destroyed and infrastructure damaged in a devastating fire which swept through the community surrounding newly certified Fairtrade mine MACDESA in Peru on the afternoon of 4th July 2015. Our thoughts are with...


Winds of Change

10 December 2014

Farmers working towards Fairtrade certification in the Philippines were among those affected by typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, late last week.


A Touch of Sparkle: Fairtrade Gold Launches Today in Switzerland

23 October 2014

@Fairtrade_Gold #Fairtradegold Small-scale miners are set to win as (Fairtrade) Max Havelaar Switzerland  launches jewellery made from Fairtrade gold in Switzerland today. Switzerland is the hub of the global gold market...


New Living Wage Benchmarks Point the Way Forward

10 June 2014

Three reports published today set new living wage benchmarks for rural South Africa, Dominican Republic and Malawi. The reports, commissioned by Fairtrade International (Western Cape, South Africa), Fairtrade and Social...


New Fairtrade Gold and Precious Metals Standards Published

12 November 2013

Two models, expanded scope to benefit more artisanal and smallscale miners


A First for Coconut Farmers in Samoa

16 October 2013

A new country has been added to the map of Fairtrade farmers and workers. The Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association on the island of Savai’i is a young organisation with a small membership. The farmers have been working for less...


Fairtrade farmers ordered to uproot 1400 olive trees by Israeli Civil Administration

04 May 2012

Fairtrade International has received news that the Israeli Civil Administration has ordered nine Palestinian olive farmers of Deir Istiya, Salfit on the West Bank to uproot 1,400 olive trees in Wadi Qana area by 1 May 2012. An...

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