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Committed to Impact, Fairtrade Complies with ISEAL Impacts Code

28 July 2014

Fairtrade International recently passed an independent evaluation against the ISEAL Alliance’s Impacts Code – a framework for building a monitoring and evaluation system that examines both short- and long-term impacts. The result...

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New Edition of ‘Fighting the Banana Wars’ Released for 20th Anniversary

21 July 2014

‘Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles’ by CEO of Fairtrade International Harriet Lamb has been revised and updated in the 20th year of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK. The book begins with the dramatic battles...

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Report Highlights Producers, Premium, Purchases

30 June 2014

Fifth edition of impact and monitoring report puts spotlight on benefits and challenges for 1.4 million Fairtrade farmers and workers in 70 countries around the world. Producer organizations reported a 42 percent increase in...

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Fairtrade Recognizes Outstanding Organizations and Individuals

16 June 2014

Around the world, millions of people in the Fair Trade movement are working toward a common goal: fairer trade and treatment for millions of smallholder farmers and workers. This year Fairtrade International opened nominations...

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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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Journey Towards a Living Wage

14 April 2014

A post by Wilbert Flinterman, the Senior Advisor on Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations of Fairtrade International. Read more about Fairtrade's perspective on workers' rights here. The topic of living wage has exploded...

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