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Fairtrade’s work to eliminate child labour

16 December 2011

Fairtrade prohibits child labour as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) minimum age and the worst forms of child labour conventions. No person or product certification system can, however, provide a 100%...

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Climate Leadership Now

06 December 2011

Fairtrade Joint Press Conference with KPMG

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Farmers, Fairtrade and NGO unite to bring attention to small producers at COP17

02 December 2011

Fairtrade International and Fairtrade farmers joined forces with ICCO, the Dutch Inter Church Development Organisation, to host a side event on day twoof the COP17 climate talks in Durban to examine how climate finance could and...

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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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Helping South African Workers Know Their Rights

11 November 2011

Though the days of South African apartheid may be over, the effects linger on. For many people this means, among several issues, poor or no access to information on their rights as workers. However, through 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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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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