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Response to fire in community surrounding Fairtrade mining co-operative MACDESA

07 July 2015

Over 300 houses were destroyed and infrastructure damaged in a devastating fire which swept through the community surrounding newly certified Fairtrade mine MACDESA in Peru on the afternoon of 4th July 2015. Our thoughts are with...


Celebrating the impact of Fair Trade Towns

03 July 2015

This weekend (July 4 and 5), representatives from countries across the globe – from the Czech Republic to Colombia, from Ghana to Germany – will join together to celebrate and help shape the future of the international Fair Trade...


Empowerment in Action: Annual Fairtrade General Assembly

30 June 2015

Producer representatives from India, Mauritius and the Dominican Republic were among those to have their say on how Fairtrade is run, as they took part in our annual General Assembly in Bonn on 18-19 June.


When going to school is too dangerous, kids are kept in child labour

12 June 2015

An opinion piece by Anita Sheth, senior advisor, social compliance and development, Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on on June 11, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission. "Be...


Taiwan celebrates the launch of Fairtrade Taipei City

10 June 2015

It’s been a long, eight-year journey but fair trade campaigners in Taiwan are at last celebrating the launch of their capital, Taipei, as an official Fair Trade City. From small beginnings in Taiwan’s only Fairtrade cafe and...


One month to go until the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference

03 June 2015

On the 4th and 5th of July, 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will attend the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green...


Peruvian Banana Farmers Adept at Adaptation

15 May 2015

Organic banana farmers in Peru are seeing the effect of climate change and beginning the process of adapting with help from Kaufland, a German chain of super markets, and Fairtrade International.

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