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Study Singles Out Fairtrade for Focus on People, Premium and More

22 November 2010

In a recently published study, Fairtrade stood out for its people approach and unique financial tools. The report by Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (NBV), a Belgian consumer interest organization, compares Fairtrade and two other...

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More woes for Haitian Producers

15 November 2010

Anyone who follows the news has heard of the devastating cholera outbreak that is currently spreading across Haiti. This, coupled with Hurricane Tomas which raged across the country one week ago, is causing more pain and...

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Cotton Subsidies Keep West African Farmers Locked in Poverty

15 November 2010

Cotton: the most used natural fibre in the world should be the “white gold” that propels 10 million West African farmers out of poverty. After all, the West African nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali produce the...

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Hurricane Tomas Hits Fairtrade Producers

10 November 2010

From 30 to 31 October, Hurricane Tomas struck a number of Caribbean islands causing major damage to homes and physical infrastructure in Barbados, Santa Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Martinique. Fairtrade...

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Barry Callebaut extends its commitment to Fairtrade

10 November 2010

FLO congratulates chocolate company, Barry Callebaut, on the launch of a new range of Fairtrade chocolate products under the Callebaut Gourmet brand. As of January 2011, four Callebaut chocolate recipes will be available as...

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Fairtrade Responds to the Institute of Economic Affairs Report

09 November 2010

A recent report titled, “Fairtrade Without the Froth,” was released by the Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK-based free-market think tank. The report by Sushil Mohan looks into claims made by the Fairtrade system and the...

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Fairtrade Towns: More than 800 and Growing

05 November 2010

On Friday, November 5th, the city of Bonn (home to FLO’s international offices) will be named a Fairtrade town. The announcement is part of the 4th International Fairtrade Towns Conference which will take place in Bonn from 5-6...

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