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Making Trade Fairer: Trader Standard Revised

12 March 2015

Fairtrade Trader Standard strengthens core requirements and encourages importers, exporters and businesses to move past simple compliance towards greater commitment to sustainable trading practices.

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Gender Equality: Good for Women, Business & Development

06 March 2015

Women in the communities Fairtrade serves often face barriers to participation. A new Fairtrade report highlights how gender equality can benefit not only women, but also the organizations and the businesses they work with, as...

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Mars and Fairtrade extend partnership to certify cocoa for MARS Bars in UK and Ireland

20 February 2015

Mars Chocolate UK and The Fairtrade Foundation (UK) announced today an extension of the Mars-Fairtrade global cocoa partnership with a commitment to source Fairtrade certified cocoa for all MARS® Bars in the UK and Ireland by...

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Fairtrade farmers & workers – who, what, where?

12 February 2015

With new monitoring and impact report due out soon, preview the top numbers and insights on the 1.5 milion Fairtrade farmers and workers.

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Trade Unions and Fairtrade in Common Engagement for Workers’ Rights

27 January 2015

There are over 210,900 workers in Fairtrade certified hired labour organizations. Fairtrade collaborates closely with trade unions to maximize benefits and encourage workers’ rights beyond the Fairtrade Standards. Today, the...

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Rekindling Interest in African Vegetables

23 January 2015

Vegetables consumed in Eastern Africa include familiar names - carrots, kale and cabbage – but these are historically not part of the continent’s diet. Western favorites have at times overshadowed the region’s gloriously-named...

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Stepping Up Support for Cola Farmers in West Africa

13 January 2015

2014 Fairtrade Award winner sourcing from Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis*

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