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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...

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200 Mayors Sign on in Push for Fair Trade

26 September 2013

More than 200 mayors around the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid, Paris to Seoul, have signed on to the ‘Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Declaration’. This Declaration, unveiled ahead of the UN’s recent Millennium Development Goals...

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Fairtrade International Releases Annual Report on “Unlocking the Power”

03 September 2013

Fairtrade International’s 2012-13 annual report, released today, shows strong sales and continued consumer trust, making Fairtrade the label of choice for shoppers around the world.

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Scaling Up with Integrity – What does it mean for Fairtrade?

01 August 2013

Twenty-five years ago fair trade began as an ambitious concept that many said would never take off. The global Fairtrade system now represents over 1.3 million farmers and workers organized into more than 1,100 groups in 70...

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Nespresso and Fairtrade join forces, launch innovative farmer support programme

16 July 2013

Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International, and Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso, today announce a new, long-reaching partnership to benefit thousands of small-scale coffee farmers. The announcement comes as...

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Celebrating Quinoa Cooperatives during the International Year of Quinoa

05 July 2013

Although it has been a traditional foodstuff in the Andes for thousands of years, quinoa has become a favourite of health-conscious consumers in Western countries. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

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Farmers to have equal say in Fairtrade

10 June 2013

Farmers from Africa, Asia and Latin America are to have an equal say in running the global Fairtrade movement for the first time this week. In a ground-breaking move, producers of tea, coffee, bananas and other goods will have...

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