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COP 17: Adaptation Mechanisms Must Work for Farmers

17 November 2011

Climate change has wiped out nearly half of the 10 million coffee trees that Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union has planted since 2003, according to the union’s operations director Bernard Kaunda. Mzuzu Coffee is a Fairtrade...

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Milestone Meeting for Fairtrade and SNV Partnership

10 November 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation met in Kenya for their annual regional meeting to celebrate five years of our partnership and to plan ways to continue our collaboration. Fairtrade...

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Countdown to COP17: Seeking A Fair Climate Deal for Fairtrade Farmers

31 October 2011

The countdown to Durban has begun as Fairtrade farmers prepare to participate at the upcoming 17th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP17). Despite the devastating impacts climate change is having on their farms, the...

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Talking Coffee in El Salvador

25 October 2011

Nearly 400 coffee supply chain actors gathered in El Salvador in October for Sustainable Harvest’s annual Let’s Talk Coffee event. It was the first opportunity for open discussion between the global Fairtrade system and...

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Gender Workshop at UN Conference Sparks Discussion

06 September 2011

The inspiring story of SOPACDI, a Congolese coffee cooperative profiled here, and the acknowledgment of the important role of women as consumers in ethical trade set the scene for a workshop hosted by Fairtrade International...

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Co-op speaks on best interests of the child at global conference

25 August 2011

Young lawyers at a global conference in Amsterdam will learn firsthand about best practices for protecting children from exploitative labour from a Fairtrade cooperative, Kuapa Kokoo Farmers' Union of Ghana. Emmanuel K....

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June 12 – Day to Eradicate Child Labour Partnership Statement

11 June 2011

Fairtrade International and Plan International with Plan Canada work together to strengthen protection against harm for children identified in hazardous labour. To mark World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s focus on...

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