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Fairtrade Offers Alternative to Coffee Price Roller Coaster

31 October 2013

Coffee is notorious for being a boom and bust commodity. The small scale farmers that make up the majority of global coffee production remember all too well the calamity of 2001 when prices plummeted to 45 cents a pound, throwing...

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Climate Change Adaptation Takes Root in Peru

29 October 2013

Climate change is a big risk for small farmers around the world and Peruvian coffee producers are no different. Lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and the rampant spread of disease are becoming the norm rather than the...

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Weighing in on New Fairtrade Minimum Prices for Bananas

25 October 2013

The most recent review of the Fairtrade Minimum Price for bananas took place over the summer, and the Fairtrade Standards Unit – led by Jose Paredes – set out to make the process more collaborative than ever. One of the biggest...

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Harriet Lamb is First Woman to Be Made Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

15 October 2013

Harriet Lamb, chief executive of Fairtrade International, is today made an honorary fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University – the first time the college has given the honour to a woman. Trinity Hall, founded in 1350, said...

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200 Mayors Sign on in Push for Fair Trade

26 September 2013

More than 200 mayors around the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid, Paris to Seoul, have signed on to the ‘Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Declaration’. This Declaration, unveiled ahead of the UN’s recent Millennium Development Goals...

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Fairtrade International Releases Annual Report on “Unlocking the Power”

03 September 2013

Fairtrade International’s 2012-13 annual report, released today, shows strong sales and continued consumer trust, making Fairtrade the label of choice for shoppers around the world.

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Fairtrade Responds to ARTE documentary

06 August 2013

On August 6, ARTE aired a documentary called, “Der faire Handel auf dem Prüfstand/Le business du commerce equitable”. We watched the documentary and we take the issues addressed very seriously. We recognise that a commitment to...

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