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Fairtrade Inspiring Action against Climate Change at COP21

23 November 2015

With just one week until the crucial climate change talks start in Paris, Fairtrade producers from Latin America and Africa are preparing to travel to COP21 to make the voice of smallholders heard in the debate. They will be...


Change for the better in Dominican banana industry

29 October 2015

An opinion piece by Peter Gaynor, Executive Director of Fairtrade Ireland and the Chair of Fairtrade International’s Workers’ Rights Advisory Committee. Seeing black South Africans queueing for days to vote for the first time....


Raising the Voices of Rural Women

15 October 2015

An opinion piece by Tsitsi Choruma, Senior Advisor, Gender at Fairtrade International. Growing up in urban Zimbabwe, I spent a lot of time with my aunts in their villages and at our rural ancestral home. As a child, I viewed...


Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade: the case for partnership

14 October 2015

Fairtrade has released a report that invites both public and private sectors, together with civil society and citizens, to work with us on helping bring the Sustainable Development Goals to life.


New Fairtrade Climate Standard enables smallholders and rural communities to fight climate change

01 October 2015

Businesses looking for innovative ways to take positive climate action by reducing their carbon footprint and compensating their emissions will soon have a new weapon in their fight against climate change, with the publication of...


Big Deal in the Big Apple

25 September 2015

An opinion piece by Marike de Peña, Chair, Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on PlanetaFuturo/ElPaís on September 25, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission. Even in an increasingly connected world,...


Children’s Involvement in West African Cocoa Production: Supporting Farmer Organizations to Lead

04 August 2015

The 2013/2014 Survey Research on Child Labour in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas released last week by the Tulane University shows that child labour in cocoa production is on the rise in West Africa. According to the new...

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