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Update on FLO Coffee Efforts

23 February 2011

Since the coffee market began its steady climb around May 2010, it has reached a 14-year high of USD2.75 as of 21 February. While these prices can help farmers, a high market is deceptive. According to the Fairtrade...

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Joint Statement

16 February 2011

Fairtrade, the Sustainable Agriculture Network(SAN)/Rainforest Alliance and UTZ CERTIFIED launched a joint statement on 15 February 2011 at the ISEAL Stakeholders’ Workshop event in Bern, Switzerland. Please read the joint...

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Fairtrade/Fairmined certified gold gives new hope to miners

14 February 2011

The world’s first Fairtrade and Fairmined gold goes on sale today in a groundbreaking effort to secure a fair deal for gold miners and their communities. Twenty businesses in the UK and one in Canada will be the first to stock...

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Producers testify against cotton injustice

07 February 2011

In the nine years since the Doha Development Round was launched in 2001, the United States and the European Union have paid out a staggering USD 31.4 billion in subsidies to US and EU cotton farmers effectively squeezing 10...

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ILO and Kuapa Kokoo partner to combat child labour in cocoa

04 February 2011

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced it will partner with Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union in a two-year project to assist the government of Ghana in reducing child labour. The pilot will run in 15 cocoa-growing...

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Thinking Sustainably

04 February 2011

It is expected that by 2012 the number of people in the world will reach 7 billion. Along with this staggering number, demands on water and food systems have skyrocketed and the term ‘sustainable development’ has taken on global...

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Working for Workers

03 February 2011

Last June Fairtrade International (FLO) launched a major workstream to deepen Fairtrade’s impact for workers and hired laborers. Last month a group representing trade unions, NGOs, and Fairtrade experts met to advise FLO as part...

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