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Global Change, Local Leadership: New ideas and new markets drive increased benefits for farmers and workers.

03 September 2015

One and half million farmers and workers round the world are benefiting from increased sales of Fairtrade products, according to a new report out today. Latest figures show producers received an estimated €105 million in...

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Children’s Involvement in West African Cocoa Production: Supporting Farmer Organizations to Lead

04 August 2015

The 2013/2014 Survey Research on Child Labour in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas released last week by the Tulane University shows that child labour in cocoa production is on the rise in West Africa. According to the new...

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Mayor George Ferguson and the Mayors from Lebanon with the Bristol Resolution.

Inspiration and Challenge at ‘Best Ever’ International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Bristol

20 July 2015

240 delegates from 20 countries across the world gathered in Bristol on the 4th and 5th of July for the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green...

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Fairtrade Speaks at UN Meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

13 July 2015

Fairtrade took part in the United Nations meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last week, calling on decision-makers to make sure that Fair Trade principles, and the voices of smallholder farmers and workers are...

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Response to fire in community surrounding Fairtrade mining co-operative MACDESA

07 July 2015

Over 300 houses were destroyed and infrastructure damaged in a devastating fire which swept through the community surrounding newly certified Fairtrade mine MACDESA in Peru on the afternoon of 4th July 2015. Our thoughts are with...

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Celebrating the impact of Fair Trade Towns

03 July 2015

This weekend (July 4 and 5), representatives from countries across the globe – from the Czech Republic to Colombia, from Ghana to Germany – will join together to celebrate and help shape the future of the international Fair Trade...

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Empowerment in Action: Annual Fairtrade General Assembly

30 June 2015

Producer representatives from India, Mauritius and the Dominican Republic were among those to have their say on how Fairtrade is run, as they took part in our annual General Assembly in Bonn on 18-19 June.

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