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A world first: Furniture Made from FSC and Fairtrade Timber

18 January 2012

New opportunities for small-scale and community producers

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Bringing Fairtrade to Central Asia

06 January 2012

Ask anyone which countries Fairtrade works in and few are likely to mention Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan. But although their difficulties are widely unknown, farmers in Central Asia are certainly in need of a better deal – and...

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Fairtrade International Counters Allegations in Bloomberg article on Burkina Faso cotton

03 January 2012

In accordance with its internal Child Protection Policy and Procedures, Fairtrade International followed up on the allegations made in the Bloomberg article, “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton,”...

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Fairtrade International refutes core alleged evidentiary claims made by Bloomberg’s new article of December 23rd

23 December 2011

Bloomberg article “Fairtrade Proving Anything But in $6 B market” published earlier today claims that the Fairtrade movement is prioritising the interests of its corporate partners at the expense of the development aims for...

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Fairtrade response to Bloomberg article

16 December 2011

Bloomberg article “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton” published yesterday draws attention to the plight of “enfants confies”, foster children common across West Africa. The article highlights the...

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Commitment to Sugar Sweetens Life for Farmers and Communities

05 December 2011

Azúcar, Zucker, sucre, sugar. Whichever way you say it, this tiny everyday ingredient plays a big role in many people’s lives, from the yo-yo dieting consumer right back to the sugar cane farmers and their families and it’s one...

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Asia Pacific Coffee Forum: Continuing the Work in Coffee

05 December 2011

Caramel, chocolate, spicy, nutty, winey, earthy and floral. Can you distinguish among the many flavour notes and aroma’s typical of different coffees from around the world? Knowing coffee isn’t only for the connoisseur, but...

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