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Fairtrade International Releases Annual Report on “Unlocking the Power”

03 September 2013

Fairtrade International’s 2012-13 annual report, released today, shows strong sales and continued consumer trust, making Fairtrade the label of choice for shoppers around the world.

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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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Fairtrade Responds to ARTE documentary

06 August 2013

On August 6, ARTE aired a documentary called, “Der faire Handel auf dem Prüfstand/Le business du commerce equitable”. We watched the documentary and we take the issues addressed very seriously. We recognise that a commitment to...

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Scaling Up with Integrity – What does it mean for Fairtrade?

01 August 2013

Twenty-five years ago fair trade began as an ambitious concept that many said would never take off. The global Fairtrade system now represents over 1.3 million farmers and workers organized into more than 1,100 groups in 70...

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Response to the Observer article on tea wages in India

21 July 2013

Today’s Observer article How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India’s trade in child slavery draws attention to child trafficking in Assam, India. The article highlights the role of poverty, including low wages on tea estates,...

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Nespresso and Fairtrade join forces, launch innovative farmer support programme

16 July 2013

Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International, and Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso, today announce a new, long-reaching partnership to benefit thousands of small-scale coffee farmers. The announcement comes as...

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Celebrating Quinoa Cooperatives during the International Year of Quinoa

05 July 2013

Although it has been a traditional foodstuff in the Andes for thousands of years, quinoa has become a favourite of health-conscious consumers in Western countries. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

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