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New Fairtrade Gold and Precious Metals Standards Published

12 November 2013

Two models, expanded scope to benefit more artisanal and smallscale miners

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Fairtrade Offers Alternative to Coffee Price Roller Coaster

31 October 2013

Coffee is notorious for being a boom and bust commodity. The small scale farmers that make up the majority of global coffee production remember all too well the calamity of 2001 when prices plummeted to 45 cents a pound, throwing...

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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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Weighing in on New Fairtrade Minimum Prices for Bananas

25 October 2013

The most recent review of the Fairtrade Minimum Price for bananas took place over the summer, and the Fairtrade Standards Unit – led by Jose Paredes – set out to make the process more collaborative than ever. One of the biggest...

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A First for Coconut Farmers in Samoa

16 October 2013

A new country has been added to the map of Fairtrade farmers and workers. The Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association on the island of Savai’i is a young organisation with a small membership. The farmers have been working for less...

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Fairtrade Concerned About Workers' Rights in Fiji Sugar Mills

26 September 2013

Edited 4 October, 2013 Since 2011 Fairtrade International has been proud to work with approximately 13,000 Fijian sugar cane farmers and their families, organised in certified groups in Labasa, Lautoka, Rarawai & Penang....

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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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