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Frans Van der Hoff, co-founder of Fairtrade

Manifesto of the Poor: Fairtrade Co-Founder Releases New Book

28 February 2014

Twenty-five years ago Frans Van der Hoff and friends kicked off the Fairtrade movement bringing the first bags of Max Havelaar coffee to shelves in the Netherlands. The movement they started, alongside the farmers of UCIRI in...

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Fairtrade Producer Elected Board Chair

14 February 2014

Director of Fairtrade banana cooperative named Chair of Fairtrade International Board, first time a Fairtrade producer holds the position.

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Digging into Empowerment in Ecuador

14 February 2014

In the ten years since Fairtrade began certifying flowers, they have become one of the top selling products with more than 536 million stems sold last year. A new report investigates how workers on flower plantations measure...

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