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Fairtrade farmers ordered to uproot 1400 olive trees by Israeli Civil Administration

04 May 2012

Fairtrade International has received news that the Israeli Civil Administration has ordered nine Palestinian olive farmers of Deir Istiya, Salfit on the West Bank to uproot 1,400 olive trees in Wadi Qana area by 1 May 2012. An...

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Banana Union Leader Wins Top Award

23 February 2012

A woman union leader has won a prestigious award for her struggle to support banana plantation workers in Honduras. Iris Munguia, a former banana worker herself, will receive a Silver Rose prize from SOLIDAR, a network of...

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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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