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Tackling obesity in supply chains

18 November 2014

In her latest blog post, Fairtrade CEO Harriet Lamb discusses how all the players in the supply chain can and should contribute to paying producers a fairer price – without meaning that consumers will be burdened by extra costs.

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Dangerous Ideas Wanted

21 October 2014

A post by Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive of Fairtrade International. Harriet’s newly updated book ‘Fighting the Banana Wars and other Fairtrade battles’ is published by Ebury Press. Follow her on...

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Listening to Girls

10 October 2014

Girls and boys are at the centre of Fairtrade’s efforts to confront child labour in producer communities. Before Fairtrade conducts trainings on child labour prevention, we hold focus groups with school-going children to hear...

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Weaving Further Impact for Textile Workers

04 September 2014

Once it has left the hands of the farmer, Fairtrade cotton passes through a long and complex supply chain of workers who gin, spin, knit, dye, cut and trim the raw product into consumer items such as t-shirts, bed sheets and baby...

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Help Determine What’s Fair in the Carbon Market

24 June 2014

Fairtrade work on Fairtrade Carbon Credits opens up for public consultation.

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A Fairtrade liaison officer conducts a training with sugar farmers in Paraguay.

Fairtrade Farmers Gear Up to Address Child Labour

11 June 2014

Caroline Hickson, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Fairtrade International, writes of a recent trip to Paraguay to attend a training with Fairtrade sugar farmers. This year the International Labour...

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New Living Wage Benchmarks Point the Way Forward

10 June 2014

Three reports published today set new living wage benchmarks for rural South Africa, Dominican Republic and Malawi. The reports, commissioned by Fairtrade International (Western Cape, South Africa), Fairtrade and Social...

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