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New Living Wage Benchmark for Kenya

11 December 2014

Fairtrade is pleased to co-publish a fourth regional living wage study that sets a new living wage benchmark for the Naivasha region of Kenya. The study estimates living wage in comparison to wages paid in the flower sector in...

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Winds of Change

10 December 2014

Farmers working towards Fairtrade certification in the Philippines were among those affected by typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, late last week.

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Climate Change Action Now: Fairtrade Producers at COP20

27 November 2014

On the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP20), Fairtrade producer networks are urging governments to provide more support to smallholder farmers in fighting the harsh and increasing effects of climate change on...

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A Fairtrade liaison officer conducts a training with sugar farmers in Paraguay.

Fairtrade Farmers Gear Up to Address Child Labour

11 June 2014

Caroline Hickson, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Fairtrade International, writes of a recent trip to Paraguay to attend a training with Fairtrade sugar farmers. This year the International Labour...

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New Living Wage Benchmarks Point the Way Forward

10 June 2014

Three reports published today set new living wage benchmarks for rural South Africa, Dominican Republic and Malawi. The reports, commissioned by Fairtrade International (Western Cape, South Africa), Fairtrade and Social...

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Fairtrade Cocoa Farmers Investing in Change: New Report on Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa

06 June 2014

Fairtrade cocoa farmers in West Africa are investing in their farms, crop infrastructure and communities – but they need deeper, long-term partnerships to drive change. Thus concludes a new report ‘Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa’...

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Fairtrade Cocoa Goes Pacific

30 May 2014

Congratulations to cocoa farmers in Papua New Guinea who have become the first Fairtrade certified cocoa organization selling into a Pacific regional supply chain, with their first shipment of Fairtrade cocoa beans soon making...

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