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A Fairtrade liaison officer conducts a training with sugar farmers in Paraguay.

Fairtrade Farmers Gear Up to Address Child Labour

11 June 2014

Caroline Hickson, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Fairtrade International, writes of a recent trip to Paraguay to attend a training with Fairtrade sugar farmers. This year the International Labour...

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Paraguayan Pride: Farmers Open World's First Fairtrade Organic Sugar Mill

23 May 2014

Fairtrade sugar farmers from the remote Manduvira Cooperative in western Paraguay are celebrating an extraordinary achievement – the ribbon-cutting of the world’s first producer-owned Fairtrade organic sugar mill.

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Bananas Lend Stability in Post-Conflict Colombia

17 April 2014

For more than a generation, banana farmers and workers in the regions of Urabá and Magdalena, Colombia, have been seeking one thing: stability. Following the 2006 peace process that brought an end to major conflicts in Colombia,...

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Women Leading the Way

07 March 2014

Fairtrade recognizes the vital role of women in agriculture on International Women’s Day

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Climate Change Adaptation Takes Root in Peru

29 October 2013

Climate change is a big risk for small farmers around the world and Peruvian coffee producers are no different. Lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and the rampant spread of disease are becoming the norm rather than the...

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Study Highlights Mature Industrial Relations on Colombian Banana Farms

29 August 2013

During the first years of the 21st century the Urabá region of Colombia was still notorious for violence fed by conflict between paramilitary and guerrilla groups, and dangerous for trade unionists. In the last decade significant...

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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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