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Women in Africa Find New Markets

29 September 2010

Everyday women in remote communities of Southern Africa fan out from their villages to gather fruit from the iconic baobab and marula trees that dot the landscape. More than 2.5 million women depend on these fruits for use at...

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Coffee in a High Market

24 September 2010

Celine Herrera looks back to her computer screen at the ‘C’ prices on the international exchange; Arabica coffee is trading at $1.84USD per pound*. Since the beginning of 2010, coffee farmers have watched prices rise over 45% to...

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Fairtrade just made your tea even better!

17 September 2010

The 2010 Global Tea Project for Fairtrade achieves an important milestone today with the publication of revised Tea Standards. The project is the largest participatory review of Fairtrade Standards for camellia teas*  to...

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Raúl del Águila, president of CLAC; Binod Mohan, Chairman of the Board of NAP; and Abaine Yorokamu, Chairman of the Board of the AFN

Strengthening Global Alliances: Welcoming the CAN

16 September 2010

In the Fairtrade system, strong producer organizations are key to delivering a better deal to the more than 1.2 million Fairtrade certified farmers and workers around the globe. On Wednesday, 15 September, history was made as...

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A Fairtrade appeal to world leaders on the eve of the MDG Summit

14 September 2010

Ten years ago, UN member states adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, a document that affirms a global commitment to eradicate poverty. From this document emerged the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals that address...

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Climate Change is Not Fair: Fairtrade takes action

08 September 2010

According to the Global Humanitarian Forum, approximately 325 million people are affected by climate change every year. Studies indicate that this number is expected to double within 20 years. And the impacts will be worst for...

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Made in the South, Sold in the South: Pick 'n Pay Commits to Fairtrade

31 August 2010

FLO congratulates South African supermarket chain, Pick ‘n Pay, on its commitment to stocking Fairtrade products in its stores. This decision announced today means that Pick ‘n Pay will introduce Fairtrade coffee in its stores...

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