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.
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.
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.
Keeping the next generation engaged in the coffee sector is one of the challenges facing the industry. Fairtrade International is working with coffee importer Sustainable Harvest and Fairtrade cooperatives to inspire the coffee...