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Increasing appetite for Fairtrade in Asia

30 October 2015

Philippines and Taiwan launch Fairtrade marketing organizations


Change for the better in Dominican banana industry

29 October 2015

An opinion piece by Peter Gaynor, Executive Director of Fairtrade Ireland and the Chair of Fairtrade International’s Workers’ Rights Advisory Committee. Seeing black South Africans queueing for days to vote for the first time....


Raising the Voices of Rural Women

15 October 2015

An opinion piece by Tsitsi Choruma, Senior Advisor, Gender at Fairtrade International. Growing up in urban Zimbabwe, I spent a lot of time with my aunts in their villages and at our rural ancestral home. As a child, I viewed...


Children’s Involvement in West African Cocoa Production: Supporting Farmer Organizations to Lead

04 August 2015

The 2013/2014 Survey Research on Child Labour in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas released last week by the Tulane University shows that child labour in cocoa production is on the rise in West Africa. According to the new...


Response to fire in community surrounding Fairtrade mining co-operative MACDESA

07 July 2015

Over 300 houses were destroyed and infrastructure damaged in a devastating fire which swept through the community surrounding newly certified Fairtrade mine MACDESA in Peru on the afternoon of 4th July 2015. Our thoughts are with...


Peruvian Banana Farmers Adept at Adaptation

15 May 2015

Organic banana farmers in Peru are seeing the effect of climate change and beginning the process of adapting with help from Kaufland, a German chain of super markets, and Fairtrade International.


Bringing the School to the Mountains

26 March 2015

Scholarship project builds on success of previous partnership to bring educational opportunities to remote areas of Guatemala and help cooperatives improve their management at the same time.

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