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Winds of Change

10 December 2014

Farmers working towards Fairtrade certification in the Philippines were among those affected by typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, late last week.

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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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EU Import duties on Kenyan flowers threaten future of Fairtrade producers

16 September 2014

Fairtrade urgently calls for the EU and Kenyan government to find a solution which guarantees continued duty-free access for Kenyan cut flower imports, to protect the livelihoods of thousands of Kenyan flower workers and their...

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Weaving Further Impact for Textile Workers

04 September 2014

Once it has left the hands of the farmer, Fairtrade cotton passes through a long and complex supply chain of workers who gin, spin, knit, dye, cut and trim the raw product into consumer items such as t-shirts, bed sheets and baby...

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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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New Living Wage Benchmarks Point the Way Forward

10 June 2014

Three reports published today set new living wage benchmarks for rural South Africa, Dominican Republic and Malawi. The reports, commissioned by Fairtrade International (Western Cape, South Africa), Fairtrade and Social...

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Fairtrade Cocoa Farmers Investing in Change: New Report on Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa

06 June 2014

Fairtrade cocoa farmers in West Africa are investing in their farms, crop infrastructure and communities – but they need deeper, long-term partnerships to drive change. Thus concludes a new report ‘Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa’...

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