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What the Other Bale Earns

13 December 2013

A new website imagines how life would be if one of the world's highest paid footballers was a Colombian banana farmer instead. And invites readers to take part.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Fairtrade

13 November 2013

Twenty-five years ago a handful of Dutch pioneers and Mexican coffee farmers decided to go against the tide and make a fair exchange for the fruits of their labour. This drive to “make trade fair” has become a nearly 5 billion...

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Fairtrade Offers Alternative to Coffee Price Roller Coaster

31 October 2013

Coffee is notorious for being a boom and bust commodity. The small scale farmers that make up the majority of global coffee production remember all too well the calamity of 2001 when prices plummeted to 45 cents a pound, throwing...

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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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