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Climate Change Adaptation Takes Root in Peru

29 October 2013

Climate change is a big risk for small farmers around the world and Peruvian coffee producers are no different. Lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and the rampant spread of disease are becoming the norm rather than the...

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Study Highlights Mature Industrial Relations on Colombian Banana Farms

29 August 2013

During the first years of the 21st century the Urabá region of Colombia was still notorious for violence fed by conflict between paramilitary and guerrilla groups, and dangerous for trade unionists. In the last decade significant...

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Celebrating Quinoa Cooperatives during the International Year of Quinoa

05 July 2013

Although it has been a traditional foodstuff in the Andes for thousands of years, quinoa has become a favourite of health-conscious consumers in Western countries. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

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Statement of concern regarding implementation of migration law by Dominican government

21 June 2013

In its public statement of May 13, 2013 Fairtrade International expressed concern about flaws in the new immigration legislation of the Dominican Republic that could cause harm to workers in the Dominican Republic of Haitian...

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Fairtrade Launches on the Kenyan Market

04 June 2013

Fairtrade International has launched Fairtrade Eastern Africa, an organization that markets and promotes use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the Eastern African region. It’s a major step in enabling African farmers and...

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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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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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