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Cotton Failing Millions of Farmers in Asia & Africa

23 April 2015

Cotton is one of the world’s most important crops in terms of land use after food grains and soy beans. But millions of small-scale cotton farmers are at the far end of a multi-billion dollar textile supply chain that leaves them...

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Bringing the School to the Mountains

26 March 2015

Scholarship project builds on success of previous partnership to bring educational opportunities to remote areas of Guatemala and help cooperatives improve their management at the same time.

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Stand by Sugar Cane Farmers Failed by EU

16 March 2015

Reform of the European Union sugar market is putting the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries at risk.

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Winds of Change

10 December 2014

Farmers working towards Fairtrade certification in the Philippines were among those affected by typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, late last week.

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A Touch of Sparkle: Fairtrade Gold Launches Today in Switzerland

23 October 2014

@Fairtrade_Gold #Fairtradegold Small-scale miners are set to win as (Fairtrade) Max Havelaar Switzerland  launches jewellery made from Fairtrade gold in Switzerland today. Switzerland is the hub of the global gold market...

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EU Import duties on Kenyan flowers threaten future of Fairtrade producers

16 September 2014

Fairtrade urgently calls for the EU and Kenyan government to find a solution which guarantees continued duty-free access for Kenyan cut flower imports, to protect the livelihoods of thousands of Kenyan flower workers and their...

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Weaving Further Impact for Textile Workers

04 September 2014

Once it has left the hands of the farmer, Fairtrade cotton passes through a long and complex supply chain of workers who gin, spin, knit, dye, cut and trim the raw product into consumer items such as t-shirts, bed sheets and baby...

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