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Important Steps for Fairtrade in the USA

16 March 2012

The Board of Fairtrade International took an important step this week by approving a strategy to launch operations in the USA market. The strategy is based on extensive consultation and input from USA stakeholders following the...

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Fairtrade Celebrates International Women’s Day

08 March 2012

On International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the women around the world that make Fairtrade great. As producers, consumers, advocates and staff, women are the backbone of Fairtrade movement. Countless women have inspired...

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Lebanon Joins Fairtrade in New Partnership

28 February 2012

We are proud to announce a new partnership with Fair Trade Lebanon, which will work towards advancing Lebanese farming communities and spreading Fairtrade to new consumers and producers. It makes Lebanon the 64th producer...

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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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Celebrating Cooperatives

02 February 2012

With the collapse of financial institutions and the uncertain economic climate, more and more people are looking for alternative ways of doing business. The cooperative model offers just that. What’s more, cooperatives are an...

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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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