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Revised Standard brings new opportunities for Fairtrade cotton farmers

24 October 2011

Fairtrade International is introducing a revised Fairtrade Standard for Cotton, including new Fairtrade Minimum Prices, effective as of 15 October 2011. Fairtrade seed cotton sales began with a pilot project in 2005 in West...

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Banana Growers Benefit from Dutch-Colombian Partnership

13 October 2011

Over 700 Colombian banana and plantain farmers and workers will benefit from a new public-private partnership between Colombia and the Netherlands to improve the standard of living of small producers. As part of the partnership,...

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Mars and Fairtrade International Announce Collaboration

27 September 2011

Maltesers® to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark in UK/Ireland in 2012, Mars to provide more than $1 million annually in Fairtrade Premiums to farmers’ co-operatives in West Africa

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Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol – 10th Anniversary

26 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement by the largest chocolate companies to eliminate unacceptable child labour practices in the growing and...

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Congolese Women recognized as Business Partners

03 September 2011

High quality coffee thrives in the climatic and geographical conditions of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, infrastructure and trade have been in decline since the 1960’s, when DRC became...

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Working Through Challenges in Coffee

19 July 2011

Bolivian coffee farmers and cooperative managers gathered around wooden tables in the airy building and listened with rapt attention to the trainer. Few of them had extensive experience with the topic at hand – risk management...

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Cafédirect: A Fairtrade Pioneer

20 June 2011

The philosophy is simple: Buy direct from disadvantaged, yet highly skilled, smallholder coffee growers in developing countries to enable them to bring their quality products to UK consumers. Cafédirect is one of Fairtrade’s...

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