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Fairtrade’s position on the new immigration law of the Dominican Republic

13 May 2013

Fairtrade certified bananas form a large percentage of the total volume of exported Dominican bananas. For many years we have been working with banana producers in the Dominican Republic extending Fairtrade benefits to small...

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It's time to make the global food system work for smallholders

10 May 2013

Seventy percent of the world’s food is produced by 500 million smallholder farmers; this group also represents half of the world’s hungry people. On World Fair Trade Day, Fairtrade International releases the report, ‘Powering up...

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Fairtrade International part of new coalition to address low wages in the tea industry

02 May 2013

Fairtrade International has long been championing and advocating for industry-wide change in the tea sector. Today we welcome the Oxfam and Ethical Tea Partnership report Understanding Wages in the Tea Industry and are committed...

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Simpler Labelling for Fairtrade Gold

15 April 2013

Fairtrade labelling on gold is set to become more straightforward. From 22 April, the formal partnership between Fairtrade International and The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) will end, which means the dual label on...

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Celebrating Women in Fairtrade

07 March 2013

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and throughout Fairtrade we honour the hard-working women. The most recent Fairtrade monitoring report indicates that women represent 20 percent of all farmers and 47 percent of hired...

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In Memory of a True Fair Trader

14 February 2013

On 13 February Raúl del Águila, a Fairtrade producer and dedicated Fair Trader, passed away in Nuremberg, Germany, where he was attending a trade fair. As a strong leader in the global Fair Trade movement, Raúl’s network was wide...

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Fairtrade Announces Three-Year Global Strategy to ‘Unlock the Power of the Many’

14 February 2013

Fairtrade International (FLO) CEO Harriet Lamb announced Fairtrade’s new global three-year strategic framework today at BioFach, the world’s largest organic trade fair in Nuremburg. “With our 2013-2015 strategy ‘Unlocking the...

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