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Climate Change Action Now: Fairtrade Producers at COP20

27 November 2014

On the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP20), Fairtrade producer networks are urging governments to provide more support to smallholder farmers in fighting the harsh and increasing effects of climate change on...

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Tackling obesity in supply chains

18 November 2014

In her latest blog post, Fairtrade CEO Harriet Lamb discusses how all the players in the supply chain can and should contribute to paying producers a fairer price – without meaning that consumers will be burdened by extra costs.

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Australian government commits AU$4.5m to build Fairtrade in Australia

13 November 2014

A ground-breaking new $4.5 million partnership between the Australian Government and Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) will build support for Fairtrade products in Australia. The partnership will also link smallholder...

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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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Dangerous Ideas Wanted

21 October 2014

A post by Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive of Fairtrade International. Harriet’s newly updated book ‘Fighting the Banana Wars and other Fairtrade battles’ is published by Ebury Press. Follow her on...

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Big Changes, Big Decisions

15 October 2014

The Standards Committee plays a major role in Fairtrade, taking decisions on Fairtrade Standards, Prices and Premium. Following the most recent committee meeting in September, we sat down with Alfredo Ortega, Vice Chairman of the...

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Listening to Girls

10 October 2014

Girls and boys are at the centre of Fairtrade’s efforts to confront child labour in producer communities. Before Fairtrade conducts trainings on child labour prevention, we hold focus groups with school-going children to hear...

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